FCCLA Celebrates 75 Years During FCCLA Week
On Sunday, February 14th Nebraska FCCLA celebrated 75 years of leadership for students in Home Economics and Family and Consumer Sciences. Governor Pete Ricketts signed the Official Proclamation recognizing the 75th Anniversary of Nebraska FCCLA earlier this month. Plainview High School FCCLA also celebrates 75 years as it was one of the first 20 schools to charter its membership on February 14, 1946 with 38 members. Alumni and current members are encouraged to share their involvement with Nebraska FCCLA and FHA by completing the Alumni Form. Click here to complete the form Alumni form
To celebrate, Plainview FCCLA members created different activities throughout the 75th FCCLA week, February 8-11. Each day members put locker favors in all 7-12 lockers with different sayings. Monday was “Be a Smartie with FCCLA”, Tuesday “Take a Break with FCCLA”, Wednesday “I’m a Sucker for FCCLA”, and Thursday was “Be a STAR with FCCLA”.
During homeroom each day FCCLA trivia questions were asked during announcements with prizes given to the homeroom class that was the first to email Mrs. Jacobsen the correct answer. Monday’s question was “What year was FCCLA founded?” Mr. Yilk’s homeroom won with the fastest correct response of 1945. Tuesday, Mrs. Clemens’s homeroom won by answering Toward New Horizons to the question “What is the FCCLA Motto”? “What are the 3 R’s of Membership in FCCLA?” was Wednesday’s question and Mr. Yilk’s homeroom class won again by answering with Recruit, Retain, Recognize. To end the week, Friday’s question was the most difficult “What year did the Plainview become a chapter in FCCLA and how many members did it have?” Mrs. Hitz’s class won by saying 1946 and 38 members.
Members were busy throughout the week. Monday found FCCLA Members making over 300 candygrams after school. Wednesday 9 FCCLA Members attended the FCCLA Leadership Conference, which was held virtually at the Plainview Public Library. Adviser Ronita Jacobsen also interviewed State Officer Candidates Wednesday afternoon. Thursday found members passing out candygrams in the morning to students PK-12 grades.
The FCCLA will continue its Book Drive 2021 throughout Feb. 19. Since starting the drive, books have been appearing in the donation boxes located in the elementary and high school offices in addition to donations made during last week’s Parent Teacher Conference. Anyone can donate new or gently used books to be donated to our Preschool – 6th grade classes.