FCCLA members attend state conference

Twenty-one members of the Strasburg High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter attended the State Leadership and Recognition Conference on April 6-9 in Virginia Beach.

Freshman Jana Bowman,  the 2016-2017 state vice president of community outreach, and junior Michaela Amari,  the 2016-2017 state first vice president, wrapped up their year on the state executive council.

Junior Morgan Knave was elected 2017-2018 Virginia FCCLA first vice president.

Kara Bowman, Jana Bowman, Rachel Palmer, Allison Ritenour and Kiana Carter were recognized as Power of One completers.

The chapter was recognized for participation in all national programs: Career Connection, FACTS, Families First, Financial Fitness, STOP the Violence and Leadership Service in Action.

The chapter donated $200 to the Virginia Outreach Projects, which was used to purchase supplies for six different community service activities. The chapter was recognized as a Virginia FCCLA Foundation donor at the Silver Star Level as well as its diverse program of work.  It was awarded a Platinum Level Outstanding Chapter.

The following members competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events. All first-place and second-place winners are eligible to advance to the National STAR Event competition in Nashville, Tennessee, this summer.

  • Hailey Carroll and Savannah Pentz: life event planning, silver medals.
  • Breana Alsworth: Environmental Ambassador, silver medal and second place.
  • Kara Bowman and Mary Carter: chapter service project, silver medals and trophy.
  • Brooke Callaway, Kiana Carter and Grace Davis: Chapter in Review portfolio, silver medals and trophy.
  • Kristin Hamman, Rachel Palmer and Ivy Warnell: Chapter in Review display, gold medals and trophy.
  • Allison Ritenour: Recycle and Redesign, gold medal and trophy.
  • Ashleigh Hockman and Abigail Davis: Promote and Publicize FCCLA, gold medals and trophy.
  • Randi Ball and Jackie Elbon: Life Event Planning Junior, gold medals and trophy.
  • Megan Clutter and Alyson Murray: National Programs in Action, gold medals and trophy.
  • Morgan Knave: Teach and Train, gold medal and trophy.

– From a news release