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FCCLA Members Earn National Awards

Posted Date: 07/12/2021

Clearwater Students Earn FCCLA National Awards

Six Clearwater High School students, along with their sponsor Mrs. Ashley Weber, traveled to Nashville, TN, to attend the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference. The purpose of the conference was to participate in professional development opportunities, career exploration, and youth leadership sessions aimed at advancing families, careers, and communities through Family and Consumer Sciences education. 

Freshman Corrigan Bielefeld competed in the Career Investigation event. She was required to perform self-assessments, research, explore a career, gain experience and create a plan for achieving goals related to her selected career as a lawyer. She earned a gold medal and placed 6th. 

Sophomore Ava Schulte and Junior Miranda Shoaf competed in the Chapter Service Project Portfolio event. This recognizes members who develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families, schools and communities. They created the Kids in the Kitchen program which taught elementary and middle school students about kitchen safety and proper procedures. They earned a silver medal and placed 5th. 

Senior Savannah Schule competed in the Digital Stories for Change event. This event asks members to research and develop a digital story to advocate for positive change. The topic for given for this school year is human trafficking. Schule’s video brings awareness to the role social media plays in human trafficking. She earned a silver medal and placed 4th. 

Sophomores Emily Cotton and Aubrey Gill competed in the Promote and Publicize FCCLA event. This requires members to use communications skills and techniques to educate the school and community about FCCLA with the intention of growing and strengthening FCS and FCCLA programs. They worked to bring awareness to Clearwater FCCLA through fundraising events. They earned a gold medal and placed 2nd. 

From Mrs. Weber, “The Clearwater FCCLA chapter would like to express their greatest appreciation to those who made financial contributions to make this experience possible: USD 264 Board of Education, Bob Mellen, Craig Baldwin, Steve and Kelly Babb, Jill Thompson, Clearwater PTO, Clearwater Booster Club, and all those community members who supported our fundraising efforts and purchased meals, pies, doughnuts and had their windows washed. Without the generous donations from these supporters, this once in a lifetime opportunity for the chapter members would not have been possible.”

Way to go! You make us #ClearwaterProud.