Education Academy Earns Awards at FCCLA State Conference

Ed Academy - State FCCLA

MIDLAND – The 72nd annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference was held March 21-23, 2018 in Midland, MI.  Students competed in STAR Events to showcase their teaching, speaking, and leadership skills as well as attended professional workshops.  At the banquet students earning FCCLA’s most prestigious award, Power Of One, were recognized.  In addition, the BACC Education Academy Program, under the direction of Mrs. Karen Sobeske, earned several club awards including: “Five Star Chapter” award, “Community Service” gold level, “Gimme Five! Membership Campaign” award, and the highly competitive “FCCLA Level Up Award.”  Individual and team awards were presented as the conference concluded on Friday.  The following is a listing of the contest events and the results:

Helen Blansit: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; Power of One Award

Victoria Eifrid: Project Exhibit, gold

Madison Fougerousse: Power of One Award

Brooke Fox: Project Exhibit, gold

Steel Gillette: Project Exhibit, gold

Stephanie Hammill: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold

Kavina Johnons: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold; Power of One Award

Ethan Jones: Community Service Challenge, gold

Nadia Kiersey: Creative Teaching, silver

Jose Lujano: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold; Power of One Award; Door Design Contest Winner

Skyler Mosher: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold

Alia Naji: Power of One Award

Katie Petch: Community Service Challenge, gold; Power of One Award

Aisha Said: Power Of One Award

Zahia Saleh: Power of One Award

Allison Shilling: Creative Teaching, silver; Power of One Award; Door Design Contest Winner

Samantha Smith: Creative Teaching, silver

Brady Snow: Community Service Challenge, gold; Power of One Award

Bryce Taber: Community Service Challenge, gold

Mary Tate: Creative Teaching, gold; Power of One Award

Blake Yates: Project Exhibit, silver; Power of One Award

Aisha Yehya: Power of One Award

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, word, and societal issues.  FCCLA has more than 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  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 run 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.