'Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America'
ADVISOR: Mrs. Straw
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience. We will be holding community events and fundraisers this year. We will also be competing in STAR Events in February. Looking forward to a productive year with leadership opportunities for everyone. I have three officers attending the Fall Leadership Conference to develop leadership skills and guide our chapter in the ultimate leadership experience.
OSCEOLA CHAPTER OFFICERS 2016-2017
President - Kait Coleman
Vice President - Melanie Reynolds
Membership Rep - Kaylee McClimans
Secretary - Nora Wheatley
Historian - Morgan Williams
State Liason - Hannah Wheeler
REGIONAL FCCLA OFFICERS 2017-2018
On January 18,2017, chapter members Kait Coleman, Kaylee McClimans, and Melanie Reynolds attended Regional Officer screening in La Monte. Kait, Kaylee, and Melanie each had to take a 25 question FCCLA knowledge test, give a two-minute speech, and answer situational questions in order to run for a Regional Officer position. I am proud to say that Osceola FCCLA now has the Regional Vice President Kait Coleman, Regional Secretary Kaylee McClimans, and Regional Historian Melanie Reynolds! These ladies will meet over the summer with other regional officers to prepare for the next year of FCCLA. Great job ladies, you have made Osceola proud.
2016 NATIONAL PROGRAMS IN ACTION
Financial Fitness & Leadership Service in Action
Our Osceola FCCLA Chapter has partnered with the Spanish club to create Black Waters Market. This is an anonymous program providing students with hygiene products. We have partnered with CMH and GVC to supply our market. We are so very grateful for all their help. We have also received numerous donations for the market from local churches and community donors.
FACTS- FCCLA members partnered with the Child Development students and created Halloween Safety Posters. The posters contained safety tips for elementary students. The posters were placed in the hallways by elementary classrooms, bathrooms, and drinking fountains.
STOP the Violence
September 2016- FCCLA ran the Bouncy House at Rodeo Days on the Osceola Square. This was our third year running the Bouncy Houses and hope to continue on with this community service project for many years to come.
November 2016 - FCCLA members gathered at the Osceola courthouse for a Rake N Run Community Service Project. The members and their adviser raked the entire courthouse lawn in a little over four hours and cleaned up 31 bags worth of leaves. Next year we hope to not only rake the courthouse lawn again but to also gather more members to rake other community businesses and residential yards.
March 2016 - FCCLA held a blood drive on Friday, March 11, 2016.
2017 FCCLA State Leadership conference
On March 18, 17 Osceola FCCLA members traveled to the Tan Tar A resort in Osage Beach, MO to attend the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. Hannah Wheeler was elected as a State Officer last March and rounded out her final days as a state officer by assisting with the conference. These students also competed in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) these projects are leadership service based and are created and carried out over the entire school year. The students faced fierce competition this year and the results are as follows:
- Kaylee Pipes & Lolly Sheldon-Gold and advancing on to Nationals
- Gwen Gilliam-Gold and advancing on to Nationals
- Morgan Jones-Gold
- Maddie Jefferis-Gold
- Gabby Dutcher, Melanie Reynolds, & Kait Coleman-Gold
- Peyton Self-Silver
- Maddy Jones & Krissy Simmons-Silver
- Morgan Williams & Breanna Wood-Silver
- Kaylee McClimans-Silver
- Kelsea Tyson-Silver
- Kathlyn Cornett-Silver
This year we have three students who are advancing on to the national competition in Nashville, Tennessee July 2-7. The girls will be selling advertising spots on our promotional t-shirts and working at the Kansas Speedway in May to help cover the cost of attending the FCCLA special events while in Nashville. Congratulations to all the Osceola FCCLA competitors and good luck at nationals!
Regional STAR Events 2017
On January 26, 20 FCCLA chapter members attended and competed in Regional STAR Events. This is the most competitors the Osceola chapter has ever had. Each student has been preparing their project along with a speech for the past four months assisted by their Advisor Erin Straw. Each student is competing for a spot at the State Leadership Conference in Osage Beach on March 18-21. After all scores were tabulated Osceola FCCLA is sending 16 chapter members to compete at state. This is the largest group of state qualifiers Osceola has ever had.
Results from regional competition are as follows:
- Breanna Wood & Morgan Williams-Food Innovations, Senior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Kaylee Pipes & Lolly Sheldon-Food Innovations, Junior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Kait Coleman, Gabby Dutcher, & Melanie Reynolds-Promote and Publicize, Senior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Peyton Self-Career Investigation, Junior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Morgan Jones-Career Investigation, Senior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Maddie Jefferis-Environmental Ambassador, Senior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Maddie Jones & Krissy Simmons-Focus on Children, Junior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Gwen Gilliam-Illustrated Talk, Junior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Kathlyn Cornett-Illustrated Talk, Senior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Kaylee McClimans-Recycle & Redesign, Senior Category-Gold-State Bound
- Kelsea Tyson-National Programs in Action, Senior Catergory-Gold-State Bound
- Nemehiah Simmons-Illustrated Talk, Junior Category-Silver
- Millie Jefferis-National Programs in Action, Junior Catgory-Silver
- Ali Frazier-Recycle & Redesign, Junior Category-Silver
- Dalton Woods-Entrepreneurship, Senior Category-Bronze
National Leadership Conference July 2016 - San Diego, CA
State Leadership Conference March 2016
- Nora Wheatley- Gold, 2nd in state, Going to Nationals
- Kait Coleman & Melanie Reynolds- Gold, 1st in State, Going to Nationals
- Mackenna Neale & Kaylee McClimans- Gold, 1st in State, Going to Nationals
- Hannah Wheeler- Gold, 2nd in state, Going to Nationals
- Emily Stowell- Gold
- Ruth Owens & Morgan Jones - Gold
- Morgan Williams - Silver
- Gavin Reed & Zach Vaughn - Silver
State Events March 22-24, 2015
All 5 students that competed at the state level competition have made it to the national level and will be competing in Washington DC July 5-9. Very proud of all of them.
- Hannah Wheeler- earned top gold in the state!!! was also chosen as a leader to watch which was voted on by everyone at the conference!
- Kait Coleman & Melanie Reynolds- earned top gold in the state!!!
- Zach Vaughn & Gerrit Brouwer - 2nd place gold!
National Leadership Conference
All of the National STAR Events 2014 competitors came home from San Antonio with gold! Hannah Wheeler in Advocacy, Gerrit Brouwer & Sam Davis in Food Innovations. Congratulations!
State Leadership Conference March 31-April 1, 2014
State STAR Events Results:
Katherine & Lily Brockus - Life Event Planning (Senior) - Gold
Hannah Wheeler - Advocacy (Junior) - Top Gold, Representing MO at Nationals
Gerrit Brouwer & Sam Davis - Food Innovations (Junior) - Top Gold, Representing MO at Nationals
Nora Wheatley was recognized for completion of all 5 units of Power of 1.
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