Education Academy Earns Awards at State Conference

Education Academy Students at State FCCLA 2017

The 71st annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference was held March 22-24 in Midland, Michigan. 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

Branch Area Careers Center Education Academy Program, under the direction of Karen Sobeske, earned several club awards including:

“Five Star Chapter” award, “Community Service” gold level, and the highly competitive “FCCLA Spirit 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:

Irisbel Albarran Hernandez: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; Door Design Award; Power of One Award

Tori Bassage: Toys That Teach (Book) gold; FCCLA Scrapbook, gold; Power of One Award

Jena Beckhusen: Project Exhibit, gold

Helen Blansit: Community Service Challenge, gold

Morgan Burger: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold

Amanda Covell: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; Power of One Award

Gavin Forrister: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; Power of One Award

Madisen Fox: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; FCCLA Scrapbook, gold; Power of One Award

Dillon Gagnon: Community Service Challenge, gold

Kavina Johnson: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold

Jose Lujano: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold

Tori Maggart: Creative Teaching, bronze

Madison Minton: Project Exhibit, gold

Megan Norton: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; Power of One Award

Katie Petch: Toys That Teach (Toy), gold

Mufeed Salem: Project Exhibit, gold

Cheyenne Smith: Toys That Teach (Book), gold; Power of One Award

Brady Snow: Project Exhibit, gold

Erika Sosa Aguilar: Toys That Teach (Book), gold ; Door Design Award; Power of One Award

Mary Tate: Creative Teaching, silver

Blake Yates: Community Service Challenge, gold

Senior, Megan Norton, also served as the FCCLA State First Vice President for the 2016- 2017 year.

Megan Norton FCCLA State

Megan Norton, State Officer 2017

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, world, 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.