FCCLA advances to Nationals

Rebel's Corner
Blue Ridge, Ga. – Fannin County High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America are headed to the Golden State this July for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

On March 15-17, 2019, twelve FCCLA Members attended the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Our students participated in a variety of competitive events with students from across the entire state. Our chapter was successful and brought home many awards.

This year, our chapter applied for several State Program Awards. Fannin County earned the Families First State Program Award for the Grandparent’s Night that FCCLA hosted back in January of this year. Chloe Clemmons (picture attached) accepted the award on behalf of our chapter.

Our chapter also earned recognition for being an FCCLA Honor Roll Chapter. Honor Roll is a points system based on events that your FCCLA Chapter either hosts or participates in. Fannin County was recognized as one of these chapters and Fannin County FCCLA Chapter President, Bobbi Pippin (picture attached), accepted the award on our behalf.

Another award that we received was the Georgia FCCLA LIVE for 25 Membership Award. This award was granted to all chapters who increased their student membership by 25% during the 2018-2019 school year.

In addition to these chapter awards, our students received many individual awards.

Catherine Finley was awarded the Statesman Award for passing the Georgia FCCLA Statesman Test. She is now eligible to compete in the Distinguished Statesman Test next school year.

All 12 students competed in STAR Events Competitions. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition. Each of the students have been working on these projects since October 2018. They competed at Region STAR Events in February 2019 and all advanced to the state level. Below is a list of the event categories that students competed and the medals earned at State Leadership Conference:
Hope Parris – Career Investigation – Gold Medal
Catherine Finley – Leadership – Silver Medal
Courtney Earls and Haley Parks – Chapter Service Project Display – Gold Medal
Sierra Reynolds – Early Childhood Education – Gold Medal
Chloe Clemmons – Focus on Children – Silver Medal
Lisa Thomas and Victoria Tanner – Chapter in Review Portfolio – Gold Medal
Bobbi Pippin – Promote and Publicize FCCLA – Gold Medal
Sydney Tarpley – Advocacy – Gold Medal
Alexis Hill and Larissa Hughes – Chapter Service Project Portfolio – Gold Medal
11 of these students placed in the top 2 of their categories in the state and will be advancing to National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California this July where they will compete against students from across the entire nation!

“These students are truly amazing. It is an honor to be their advisor and work with them on a day to day basis. Participating in STAR Events requires commitment and endurance as you prepare for months to compete at varying levels of competitions. These students are deserving of their awards and I am looking forward to our time in California this summer. I am confident that these students will make Fannin County Proud!” –Lauren Owenby, FCCLA Adviser

“FCCLA has pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to see that success is always achievable if you work hard for it.” –Alexis Hill, 10th grade

“Competing in STAR Events has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, and allowed me to accomplish things that I never thought I would. It has also provided the opportunity for me to meet new people and create amazing friendships!” – Courtney Earls, 11th grade

Bobbi Pippin – Promote and Publicize FCCLA – Gold Medal

Chloe Clemmons – Focus on Children – Silver Medal

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Fannin County High School FCCLA Advances to State Competition

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Fannin County High School FCCLA participated in Region STAR Event Competitions on Saturday, February 9th at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Combined, the students participated in 9 competitive events. (Listed Below) All students scored in the top 2 in the region and will advance to State Competition on March 15-17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advocacy- Sydney Tarpley, 10th Grade

Career Investigation- Hope Parris, 12th Grade

Chapter Service Project Display, Courtney Earls and Haley Parks, 11th Grade

Chapter Service Project Portfolio- Alexis Hill and Larissa Hughes, 10th Grade

Chapter in Review Portfolio- Victoria Tanner and Lisa Thomas, 11th Grade

Early Childhood Education- Sierra Reynolds, 10th Grade

Focus on Children- Chloe Clemmons, 12th Grade

Leadership- Cady Finley, 10th Grade

Promote and Publicize FCCLA!- Bobbi Pippin, 11th Grade

Students have been working on these projects since late September and their hard work has paid off. They have so much to be proud of!


Pictured are, from back left, Cady Finley, Hope Parris, Larissa Hughes, Victoria Tanner, Sierra Reynolds, Sydney Tarpley, front left, Bobbi Pippin, Chloe Clemmons, Alexis Hill, Courtney Earls, and Lisa Thomas.

Fannin FCCLA Sends School Supplies to Bay County, Florida

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Cady Finley pictured at the back of the packed U-haul trailer of school supplies.

Fannin County High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) collected school supplies during the month of October to send to those who were affected by Hurricane Michael. Many members of the community, along with students at FCHS, collected over 5,000 items to send to Bay County, Florida. Some of the items collected include over 200 backpacks, more than 800 pencils,  167 notebooks, and almost 200 packs of lined paper. We also sent crayons, glue, calculators, markers, index cards, disinfectant wipes, dry erase markers, and more!

 

 

Cady Finley pictured with a representative of Bay County School System as she dropped off the school supplies.

Cady Finley, 10th-grade FCCLA Officer and leader of this initiative, stated that, “It’s amazing to see how our students and community are willing to come together and collect items to make a big difference in the lives of those who have lost everything.” Cady and her mother drove a U-haul trailer to Bay County, Florida the first week of November to deliver the school supplies. The FCHS FCCLA chapter would like to thank all of the community members who purchased items for donation.

 

 

 

 

FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Fannin County High
This past week two students from FCHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America attended the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Cady Finley and Sierra Reynolds were each one of only two students in their competition categories who represented the state of Georgia at the National level. Sierra Reynolds, freshman, competed in Sports Nutrition and earned a Silver medal and freshman, Cady Finley, earned Gold medal in Interpersonal Communications. Pictured below are, from left, Sierra Reynolds, FCHS FCCLA Adviser Lauren Owenby, and Cady Finley.

“It is huge for any student to advance to Nationals. I am especially impressed with these young ladies as they are both freshman and they earned top honors their very first year of competing. I am looking forward to the success they will have during the next three years of high school. I am so proud!” -Adviser, Lauren Owenby

FCHS FCCLA Go for the Red Award

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Fannin County High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) earned recognition from National FCCLA for the 2017-2018 Go for the Red Campaign. Go For the Red is an FCCLA membership campaign that provides incentives for members and chapters working to increase membership. Go For the Red empowers students to recruit, retain, and recognize members.  FCHS FCCLA earned Gold status for recruiting over 20 new students into their Career and Technical Organization. Bobbi Pippin, sophomore at FCHS, earned the individual Go for the Red Award for recruiting 3 or more new students into the organization on her own. FCHS FCCLA Chapter and Bobbi Pippin will be recognized at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference this summer. Pictured here are FCCLA Adviser, Lauren Owenby and FCCLA Vice President, Bobbi Pippin.

FCHS Hosts EFES 1st Grade

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First Grade students from East Fannin Elementary School visited Fannin County High School on Tuesday, May 1st.  The students visited all of the Career Technical and Agricultural Education classes while on their field trip. Students spend majority of their afternoon with the FCHS students in the Foods and Nutrition and Early Childhood Education classes. Learning centers, designed by Early Childhood Education students, were set up for the 1st graders to enjoy. These centers included activities to teach the 1st grade students about healthy nutrition, exercise, and sensory learning. The students left with a variety of items that they created on their own including a homemade aquarium, play doh, and sensory sticks.

FCCLA Community Service-Diaper Drive

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The Fannin County High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter hosted a diaper drive during the month of April. The diaper drive was designed to support the new First Call Pregnancy Center in Blue Ridge. In total, FCCLA collected 2,099 diapers. “Family is the central focus of FCCLA. What better way to foster the family unit than donating to an organization that helps welcome precious new lives into this world,” stated FCCLA Adviser Lauren Owenby. With their adviser, several members of the organization delivered the diapers to the center. Pictured above, from left to right, are First Call Pregnancy Center Director Margaret Keck, FCCLA members, Hailee Mealer, Sierra Reynolds, Chloe Clemmons, Hannah Fortenberry, Cora Clemmons, Cady Finley, and Hope Parris.

Students and staff celebrate Family Career Community Leaders of America week

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Students and staff at Fannin County High School celebrated FCCLA during the week of Feb. 12 through 16, 2018. Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a student-led Career Technical and Student Organization that has over 164,000 members nationally and is the only CTSO with the family as its central focus. Involvement opportunities for FCCLA members include expanding their leadership potential and developing skills for life that are necessary in the home and workplace. During FCCLA week, students offered activities and trivia in the commons area during lunch to promote knowledge of family and consumer sciences, they gave a small gift to all faculty and staff, and they prepared and distributed muffins to the faculty and staff at FCHS. Pictured above are FCCLA members and officers, from left, Bobbi Pippin, vice president, Desiree Bell, hospitality coordinator, and Kristen Lopez, secretary. FCCLA is advised by Family and Consumer Sciences teachers, Amy Adams, Lynn Burch, and Lauren Owenby.

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