Saturday, March 19, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: Family Consumer Science Classroom

by Mary Lou Vossler

On March 2nd, several FCCLA members sported t-shirts to
support the "Spread the Word, to End the Word.  The
purpose of this day was to raise an awareness for the
useless use of the word "retarded" and the negative
connotation associate with this word.  Many members
previously attended the National Special Olympics and gained
an understanding that mentally and physically challenged
individuals do not like that label when talking about their
ability.  Meredith Emshoff's FCCLA STAR project was the
emphasis for this activity, as she brought an awareness for
autistic individuals and the increased use of the word,
retarded when identifying people with disabilities.  Through
her project, the student body was made aware of the
characteristics of someone with autism and that society is
so fast to label people, even if it is with the incorrect

Photo Identification:  (FCCLA MEMBERS IN GRAY T-SHIRTS)
Front- Brooke Manning, Meredith Emshoff, Toni Bossaller,
Becca Vossler
Back- Erica Yound, Cassie Harre, MiKayla Ruhl, Megan
Waldron, Liz Murphy, Logan Zeleny, Deidre Stevens and Taylor

Foods & Nutrition hosted their annual "Chili Cook-off".
Students paired up with a peer and created what they
believed to be the "winning" chili.  Selected faculty
members served as the judges and the results were:
1st Place- White Chili- Caroline Harre, Mariah Ruhl and
Brittany Behrens
2nd Place- Jalapeño Chili- Colton Smith
3rd Place- Hot & Spicy Chili- Spencer Bures and Cody Soukup
4th Place- Random Chili- Blake Mark and Jake Wilkens
5th Place- Prize Winning Chili- MiKayla Ruhl and Cassie

Chef aprons were awarded to the 1st Place winners and edible
prizes were given to all.
CONGRATULATIONS to these young chefs.

Photo Identification: (FOODS STUDENTS)
Caroline Harre, Brittany Behrens, Cody Soukup and Mariah
Ruhl get their chili's ready to serve to the judges.

Photo Identification: (FCCLA GIRLS)

Representing Exeter- Milligan FCCLA Chapter at State
Leadership Conference will be:  Front-Meredith Emshoff,
Deidre Stevens, Toni Bossaller, Liz Murphy Brooke Manning.
Back- Janey Due, Kelsey Moore, Amanda Dinneen, Megan
Waldron, Becca Vossler and Erica Yound.

Those that are competing are:
Applied Technology- Jr. Category- Cyberbullying, the Next
Generation of Hate- Toni Bossaller
Applied Technology- Sr. Category- Practice Safe Text- Kelsey
Moore and Becca Vossler
Health and Wellness- Sr. Category- Should I Do It?
(Depression and Suicide)- Megan Waldron
National Programs of Action- FACTS- Jr. Category-The Risk is
a Click Away- Erica Yound and Brooke Manning
Focus on Children- Jr. Category- Stranger Danger- Deidre
Stevens and Janey Due.

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