WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three students from the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center FCCLA Chapter earned a gold and silver medal after competing at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference last week in Washington D.C.
Randi Cox (Indian Lake) and Becca Richart (Graham) took home a gold medal in the Chapter in Review Display competition, and Michaela Spencer (Waynesfield-Goshen) won a silver medal in the Career Investigation competition.
Randi Cox (left) and Becca Richart get ready to present at nationals.
The Chapter in Review Display competition allows members to showcase the chapter’s community service activities, hosted events and fundraisers as well as promotion of FCCLA to the school and community.
Cox and Richart, both 2015 Early Childhood Education graduates, placed first at the FCCLA Ohio Leadership Conference to advance to nationals.
“These ladies, along with their fellow FCCLA members, worked very hard to reach out to the community to make a difference through their leadership and skills to help others,” commented Angie Walls, FCCLA co-advisor and Early Childhood Education instructor at Ohio Hi-Point.
The Chapter raised money for the Ronald McDonald House through a pumpkin roll sale, volunteered in elementary and daycare classrooms to help educate young people on the importance of accepting everyone, presented lessons on financial literacy to students, and collected items throughout the year to send overseas as well as donate to local shelters and pantries to help make a difference.
“They worked on this project for a year and were very dedicated to making sure their FCCLA chapter made a difference,” finished Walls.
Michaela Spencer prepares to present her Career Investigation portfolio in Washington D.C.
Michaela Spencer earned a silver medal in the Career Investigation competition at nationals. Spencer, a 2015 Culinary Arts graduate, focused on a hospitality management in hotels career pathway and her presentation covered self-assessments, research, goal setting and an action plan for achieving career goals in hospitality management. She also described the relationship Family and Consumer Sciences coursework has on a hospitality management career.
Spencer placed second at the FCCLA Ohio Leadership Conference to advance to nationals.
“The Career Investigation event was a first for Ohio Hi-Point,” said Donna Beale, FCCLA co-advisor and Culinary Arts instructor at Ohio Hi-Point. “I am extremely proud of Michaela’s accomplishments and the work she put into her project. She was truly dedicated in creating a cohesive pathway from education to career.
“Angie and I have a strong FCCLA chapter and it’s great to see our students be rewarded for their hard work,” finished Beale.
The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development; reactive and critical thinking; interpersonal communications; practice knowledge and career preparation.