• Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
    The Ultimate Leadership Experience
     
    FCCLA: The Ultimate Learning Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. FCCLA has more than 225,000 members. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
     
    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and conducted by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.
     
    Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including youth safety, family relationships, financial literacy, peer pressure, community service, nutrition and fitness, youth violence and career exploration.
     
    Involvement in FCCLA offers member the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life-planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication-necessary in the home and workplace.
     
    Who Are We?
    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national organization of students who have taken or are taking a course in Family and COnsumer Sciences Education. FCCLA is one of the eight national career and technical student organizations.
     
    Our Goal
    Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation.
     
    Creed
    We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.
    For we have the clear consciousness of seeking old and precious values.
    For we are the builders of homes, Homes for America's future,
    Homes where living will be the expression of everything that is good and fair,
    Homes where truth and love and security and faith will be realities, not dreams.
    We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
    We face the future with warm courage and high hope.
     
    CWCTC Culinary Arts Results:
    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA- AM & PM Chapters)
     
    State Leadership Competition –Lancaster, PA
    April 2, 3, 4, 2008

    Student: HS: Grade: Competition: Medal: Scholarship(s):

    Shane Scott AM

    Norwin

    10

    Illustrated Talk

    Silver

    None

    Lacy Cochran AM

    Jeannette

    10

    Illustrated Talk

    Silver

    None

    Roberta Emery PM

    Frazier

    12

    Food & Beverage

    GOLD

    $3,000-The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill,

    $1,500-Indiana University of Pennsylvania,

    $4,000- Sullivan University, $1,500 Connecticut Culinary Institute,

    Alicia Fallas PM

    Penn Trafford

    12

    Chapter Service

    Bronze

    None

    Danielle Rhome PM

    Hempfield

    12

    Chapter Service

    Bronze

    None

    Laura Lash AM

    Yough

    11

    Pastry Arts/Cake Decorating

    Gold

    $1,000- The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill,

    $2,000 Sullivan,

    $1,500- IUP

    Barb Bednarczyk PM

    Belle Vernon

    12

    Pastry Arts/Cake Decorating

    Bronze

    None

    Brandi George PM

    Jeannette

    12

    Pastry Arts/Baking

    Bronze

    None

    Brent Smith AM

    Greensburg

    11

    Pastry Arts/Baking

    Bronze

    None

    Rebecca Hilty PM

    Jeannette

    12

    Hospitality

    Silver

    $6,000- Sullivan University, $1,000-Johnson & Wales University

    Colby Hunter PM

    Mount Pleasant

    11

    Hospitality

    Silver

    $6,000- Sullivan University, $1,000-Johnson & Wales University

    Iyeashia Hudspath AM

    Mount Pleasant

    10

    Job Interview

    Silver

    None

    Jason Hopkins

    PM

    Mount Pleasant

    11

    Culinary Arts

    Silver

    $1,000- Culinary Institute of America (CIA),

    $500- Johnson & Wales University

    Mary Antonacci

    AM

    Jeannette

    10

    Culinary Arts

    Silver

    $2,000- Culinary Institute of America (CIA),

    $750- Johnson & Wales University

    Michelle Mihalic PM

    Yough

    10

    Entrepreneurship

    Bronze

    None

    John Anderson PM

    Belle Vernon

    10

    Entrepreneurship

    Bronze

    None

    Angela Cubakovic PM

    Yough

    11

    Poster Contest

    Total: 7 Bronze, 7 Silver, 2 Gold AND $32,750 in scholarship money.
     
    FCCLA PM Chapter - CWCTC
    Colby Hunter in grade 11 from Mount Pleasant and Rebecca Hilty a senior from Jeannette will be attending the 2008 National Leadership Meeting/ Competition along with their FCCLA advisor, Ms. Christie R. Parks during the week of July 11 – 18 in Orlando, Florida.
     
    STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and occupational preparation. STAR Events offers individual skill development through the following: Cooperative--teams work to accomplish specific goals; individualized--members work alone to accomplish specific goals; and competitive--individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria. There are currently 17 different Pennsylvania STAR Events in which members may participate.
     
    STAR Events:
    To compete in the 2008 National STAR Events, members must have FCCLA national dues postmarked to FCCLA National Headquarters by March 1, 2008 and participant registrations are due from State Advisers to FCCLA national headquarters by May 1, 2008.
     
    Awards:
    LOCAL STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING
    SKILLS IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
     
    Orlando, FL. – Rebecca Hilty and Colby Hunter, Culinary Arts students at Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (CWCTC) in New Stanton, PA recently participated in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's (FCCLA) 2008 National Leadership Meeting.
     
    Rebecca, who is a 2008 graduate of CWCTC and Jeannette High school and Colby a senior at CWCTC also attends Mt. Pleasant High school both received Gold medals in the Hospitality category one of 16 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students.