FCCLA elects officers at first meeting

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FCCLA members.

Stephenville High School held its first official FCCLA chapter meeting on Sept. 17 and elected officers.

SHS FCCLA Chapter Officers for 2020-21: President, Kesley Hensen; Vice President of STAR Events, Camilla Buchanan; Vice President of Community Service , Kiran Shewmaker; Vice President of Achievement, Stephen Langley; Vice President of Records, Faith Ivey; Vice President of Finance, Melissa Osornio; and Vice Presidents of Communication, Dominick Lascano and Marisa Otero.

Members of the Leadership Team: Christian Miller, Alexa Gaspie and Gracie Kimmell.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student leaders, members, alumni, and advisers celebrate the 75th Anniversary of this career and technical student organization.

Founded in 1945 as Future Homemakers of America, FCCLA continues to serve the membership by promoting personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Over the past 75 years, the organization has seen changes reflective of those seen in society. A name change, increased emphasis on career preparation for all members and the strong focus on building strong families, careers and communities remain in the forefront. With the name change from FHA/HERO in 1999, the mission and purposes of the association remain the same and the strong ties to healthy families continue to be a vital part of the association.

FCCLA continues to prepare members to be productive members of society by teaching life skills related to the curriculum identified in family and consumer sciences. With the country crying out for stronger family units and healthy communities, for 75 years, FCCLA continues to be a premiere youth organization, training youth to be successful family members, wage earners and community leaders.

FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

For more information on FCCLA, please contact Christie Aparicio / Wendy Ivey at 254-968-4141 and christie.aparicio@sville.us / wendy.ivey@sville.us.

FCCLA officers.