FCCLA Ends the Year on a Positive Note

Story by Bailee Council – Entertainment Editor

   As the year comes to an end and students are enjoying their last moments together before summer. FCCLA has done an amazing job of bringing students together with hands-on fundraisers and events.

   “I got to meet new people because there are always different people joining in to help and it’s fun talking to new people,” sophomore, Bailee Sanderson said.

   Teaching valuable life skills and the inclusiveness of FCCLA makes it a perfect place for anyone to feel welcome. The most recent fundraiser sold cake pops raising over $400 in less than four days. 

   “It will help pay for dues and socials next year. We also have a student going to nationals this summer, so it will help pay for some of her expenses,” teacher, Holly Warnex said.

   Sanderson will be attending a STAR event this coming July in Denver. She will be representing as a  public policy advocate for the homeless. FCCLA had two students compete in STAR events at the regional level, Rylee Ekiss and Sanderson. Both qualified for state and competed at state at Tan-Tar-A in March. Ekiss placed silver in Repurpose and Redesign and Sanderson placed gold in Public Policy Advocate, qualifying her for state.

   “I have been looking into different opportunities where you get to just go in and help the homeless people, I would love to do more of that,” Sanderson said

   FCCLA would love to grow their group as much as possible and get kids involved in STAR Events. With hopes for next year to do more community service projects once more kids get involved.

Photo courtesy of Holly Warnex