Region II - Chapter News
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Football season has just begun and The Beautiful Lake Worth High School FCCLA is ready to score a touchdown! In conjunction with NHS, Student Council, the Football Booster Club, and the Art Club, our chapter is proud to cohost Bullfrog Alley. Bullfrog Alley takes place before all home football games and allows students to do fun and creative activities such as, get their face painted, jump in a bounce house, participate in ring and bean bag tosses, pick a lollipop from the lollipop tree, and purchase soda, chips, and popcorn. This function not only promotes FCCLA and other organizations, correlates with Family Ties, but it brings together our wonderful community.
Springtown Middle School FCCLA has completed their 2nd Annual Food Drive to Fight Hunger in Our Community, November 7-18th. SMS FCCLA is in its second year as a chapter at SMS. Our membership has increased this year and we have a total of 48 official members. These students are busy planning community service projects to be carried out throughout the year and preparing for Region II Leadership Conference in February where 8 teams will be competing in STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Events. Our Food Drive Team is composed of Sarah Sayles, Samantha Starkey, Katherine Emmert, McKenzie Hern, and Kaylee Downing. "We have seen a need in our community and wanted to help make a difference for those less fortunate than us," said Katherine Emmert.
The food drive was a big success. We set a goal of 3000 items and reach it and succeed our goal this year with a total of 3425 items. This is more than double what we collected last year. "This food drive was important for me so that I could encourage my classmates and others to give back to our community," said Samantha Starkey. While planning the food drive, we decided that to encourage our classmates to donate, that we would give prizes to the class with the most cans. The top class would win a pizza party. The student that individually brought the most would win a $20.00 Sonic Gift Card and the Teacher that brought the most items would also win a gift card to their favorite restaurant.
"It was crazy to watch students and teachers bringing in their items to the building. Some kids were even calling their parents to bring cans on the final day to help their class win." said Mrs. Hill. Coach Pat Hall and his 7th grade class brought in 824 items to win the top class. Erin Hall won the top student award and brought in 484 to help her class win. The winning teacher and FCCLA Advisor was Mrs. Natalie Hill with 229 items for her class. She challenged her students and tripled what they brought. "I'm pretty competitive but I do it mostly to challenge my students to give." said Mrs. Hill. All Items will be delivered to local food banks to be distributed to families that need help especially during the holiday season.
Sarah Sayles, a member of the Food Drive Team, said "I think we reached our goal this year because of the amount of teamwork we had. We all came together to give back to a community that has given to us for so many years." We are excited to have the opportunity to teach our friends about community service and this provides a great opportunity to do just that. This year we had about 600 faculty, staff and students participate in this event. SMS FCCLA would also like to thank our Parents and community for their support in all projects and endeavors that we take on each year.
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