Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national student organization that promotes personal growth and leadership through service learning projects, as well as volunteerism.
FMS FCCLA chapter will meet once a month.
FCCLA also competes in a variety of events, either individually or as a team, in our region, state and nationally.
Lynette Gutierrez, Sponsor
5 FCCLA teams from Farley advanced to state competition in Dallas last week. Out of those 5 teams, 3 made stage and 1 of those was the #1 team in the state and will advance to Nationals in Atlanta, GA this June.Alexx Davis, Claire Mellors and Ella Overholser competed in Focus on Children - Junior. They worked to research the specific disabilities of our functional academics and life skills students in order to create and execute a holiday party where they would feel included. The students worked with Mrs. Gass and Mrs. Armstrong to learn more about the individual needs of the students as well as conditions such as Down Syndrom, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism. They came up with several fun and creative sensory appropriate games for the students, chose snacks and prizes that worked well for them and even recruited a Santa to come. The girls worked with other volunteers to help make sure that every student felt special and had a good time.For the state competition, the team competed against 18 other teams in their event. Only 1 other team was comprised of middle school students, the rest were high school students. For winning first place, the girls get to compete at Nationals and they were each awarded a minimum of $4,000 scholarship to Texas Tech University!The girls are very grateful for this opportunity and their scholarships but most of all they are so thankful they were able to provide a fun event for students who often get left out of the general education activities.I am so proud of them not only for their hard work on their project but that they understand what it means to be a Hippo. They learned valuable life skills that will serve them well. Their time management, collaboration, public speaking and research skills were dramatically improved and as a result of FCCLA their confidence skyrocketed! The girls are compassionate, hardworking and dedicated to making sure that differences are celebrated not excluded. These are the type of leaders that Hutto ISD is helping to succeed and I am honored to be a part of it!