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Highlight of the Week

posted Apr 11, 2017, 7:39 AM by Pam Frangedakis

This week we would like to recognize FCCLA:

Nebraska State FCCLA STAR CONTEST and leadership meeting was recently held April 2-4 in Lincoln. Whitney Parker served as Nebraska State First Vice President and presided over the meeting. The State STAR Contest was held on April 3. Brady BanikMakenna Todd, and Mariah Valquier competed in the National Programs in Action Category with their project focus on homelessness. They received a silver medal. Rachelle Rice and Ashley Robinson competed in the Life Event Planning Category with their project focus on a holiday gathering. They received a gold medal and was 3rd place in the state. Tara StellingWhitney Parker, and Jillian Karl competed in the Food Innovations Category with their project focus on creating a high protein frozen yogurt.  They were state runner up in the category and will compete at the National STAR contest this July in Nashville, TN. Whitney Parker received the FCCLA Elite State Officer award for 2016-17 at the State Convention as well. Miranda McCord served as local voting delegate and helped to elect the new state officer team.

Mrs. Mary Johnson was recognized for her 35 years of service to both Nebraska FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) on April 3rd at the Nebraska FCCLA State Leadership Conference. Mrs. Johnson also received the Adviser Committed to Excellence Award (ACE Award). The ACE Award is given to advisers that go above and beyond to support the needs of their chapter. Some of the requirements for receiving this award include having students involved in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events, working with various National FCCLA programs, and submitting articles to the state newsletter. Mrs. Johnson has put in many long hours outside of what is required in order to see her students excel in FCCLA. She has dedicated many nights toward helping individuals complete their STAR projects and driven students to leadership development conferences in various places across the country. Mrs. Johnson has given up large amounts of her time throughout her career in order to see her students become the best that they can be. Unfortunately, this was Mrs. Johnson’s last year in FCCLA and as a teacher for Nebraska City. She was also recognized as a retiring FACS educator at the FCCLA State Conference. We would like to thank Mrs. Johnson for everything she has done for our school and community throughout her time here. 

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