Students celebrate family, community

Central High School organizations are celebrating inner beauty, family and community this week during lunch.

Holly Roberts, Central High School family and consumer science teacher and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America adviser, said FCCLA students held a #nofilter day on Friday. During this event, students who took a make-up free selfie received a Klondike bar.

“We are having #nofilter day encouraging students to let their natural beauty shine by going without makeup,” she said on Friday, adding that about 60 students participated in the event.

On Monday, the event centered around family and how to make the lives of parents a little easier, if only by one meal.

“Dress up day was throwback to your parents’, grandparents’ clothes and we are taking a photo pledge for the program FCCLA@thetable where students pledge to make and serve a meal for their family,” Roberts said.

Tuesday’s event focused on raising awareness of teen dating violence and how to prevent it. Roberts said students partnered with Response, a domestic violence and sexual assault program in Shenandoah County, for Orange Day to provide information to students about how to prevent teen dating violence and what to do if signs of dating violence are noticed.

Thursday’s event was for community awareness. Students dressed up in blue and gold and held a canned food drive for the community. Students who bring in three canned goods will receive a treat, she said.

Today’s event is for leaders. Students have been asked to dress up as their favorite superhero and will give shout-outs from the school’s counseling center about leaders in the community. Students who participate in the shout-out will receive a treat after a picture is taken.

America will be celebrated during Friday’s America dress up day, honoring FCCLA members with a Bring Your Own Banana Sundae party in Roberts’ room.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com