FCCLA Awards Night
FCCLA members were honored and the 2010-2011 officers were installed during the FCCLA Awards night held Monday, April 26th at Mary's Cafe. The evening began with a welcome by this year's president Carissa Pollock who then led the opening ceremony. A candle ceremony describing the mission and vision of FCCLA along with its eight purposes was then held with following members participating: Briana Hamm, Jessy Aschoff, Kelsey Bonta, Shelby Forbes, Carissa Neuhaus, Asia Berg, Nelia Campbell, and Shelby Kocian. Holli Nelson gave a prayer before the meal. Adviser Mrs. Ronita Jacobsen then praised members for a very active, eventful, and successful year which was only accomplished through the outstanding participation by all members. Due to the impressive particpation of all members this year, Jacobsen then presented special individualized "whodunit awards" to each chapter member.
The program continued with Briana Hamm giving a "Year in Review" presentation, Jessy Aschoff and Kelsey Bonta presenting "District Leadership Conference", and Bryce Hightree and Kelsey Cattell presenting "Peer Education Conference".Hollie Nelson also presented the "Step One" Award to Bryce Hightree for his work in researching and learning about FCCLA. Megan Robinson presented students who competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) their certificates and awards. Receiving awards for competing at districts were Lisa Lenox, Samantha Hart, Briana Hamm, Carissa Pollock, and Shelby Kocian. Receiving awards for competing at state in STAR were Carissa Pollock and Shelby Kocian. Asia Berg presented the Power of One Awards to Shelby Forbes who completed four units this year.
Shelby Forbes then presented outstanding member awards to seniors Samantha Hart and Shelby Forbes, junior Carissa Pollock, sophomores Briana Hamm and Kelsey Cattell, Freshmen Susan Westerhaus, 8th grader Kirsten Cattell, and 7th grader Kelli Allen.
An officer installation ceremony and ribbon tying ceremony for the 2010-2011officer year was held. Being installed were President, Bryce Hightree; Vice President, Carissa Pollock; Treasurer, Briana Hamm; Secretary, Kelsey Cattell; Historian, Hollie Nelson, District Officer, Shelby Kocian; Point Keeper, Heidi Orona; and Power of One, Jenni Ziegenbein. For their service, contribution, and dedication throughout the year the outgoing officers received a red rose and the incoming officers received a white carnation tipped in red.
Adviser Ronita Jacobsen awarded seniors who met participation requirements honor cords to be worn during graduation. Receiving honor cords were Samantha Hart and Shelby Forbes. Seniors were then presented by an FCCLA Traveler's Mug as a gift from the chapter.
The evening concluded with the 2010-2011 President Bryce Hightree conducting the closing ceremony which was followed be a slide show of the year's events created by Samantha Hart and Jenni Ziegenbein.