FCCLA students recently attended the 2016 FCCLA State Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Congratulations goes to the Outstanding Chapter team consisting of Olivia Iannantuono, JJ Sumser, and Morgan Blanden. Receiving the Power of One Awards were Brooke Hampton, Kayla Klotz, and Faith Deskins. Kayla Klotz competed in the CDE Event, Environmental Ambassador and received a silver rating for her event. Conference helpers included Ashleigh Poock, Courtney Selvey, Alysha Klotz, and Ashley Tyree. The highest honor was awarded to Hannah Halsey who received her FCCLA State Degree. Also a congratulations goes out to Elaina Eskins who competed with a Early Childhood CDE. Elaina received a gold rating and will now compete at the national level this summer in San Diego, CA (more information below).
By Elaina Eskins, BHS and EHOVE Senior
This past week I took part in the FCCLA state conference in Columbus, Ohio. My event was called Teach and Train which is an event for researching future careers in education or education related fields. My project was called “A Look into the World of Speech Pathology”. I had to compile a professional portfolio that included career exploration, a self evaluation compared to the skills I will need in this field, and a shadow experience. My shadow experience was done at Huron City Schools where I am currently placed for Teacher Academy at EHOVE. I have spent time with the District SLP and this project included an original lesson that I have completed with the students. I also had to complete a presentation where judges rated me based on the knowledge I have about the field of Speech and Language Pathology. I received a 96.5/100 points total which qualified me for gold rating (90-100). From there I was up against three other students in my event who also received gold ratings. I was honored to receive 2nd place in my event which means I qualify for the opportunity to compete in the National FCCLA Conference in San Diego, California (1st and 2nd place for each national event qualify). The competition is in July.
Congratulations to all our students for a very successful trip to state! #GoRed #RedmenPride