Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: Sheffield Competes at FCCLA Nationals

Exeter-Milligan Student Competes in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX. July 6th-10th

More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference.  The conference is based on the student-originated theme “SOAR.”  Haylee Sheffield, a sophomore at Exeter-Milligan School, Exeter, NE., was among the members and took part in STAR Event Competitions at the conference.

FCCLA offers 33 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These events, which include Early Childhood Education, Job Interview, and Sports Nutrition, among others, represent college and career readiness skills taught in Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Members compete at the District, State and National level. This year, Haylee was among over 4200 STAR Event participants who competed this week in San Antonio. This is the largest number of competitors at any National STAR Events competition. Haylee competed in the event of Recycle & Redesign. Her project focused on creating a brand new product, not simply embellishing an old one.  She took a donated old entertainment center and created a play kitchen for a young child.  Through the use of using recycled wood and adding a fabric curtain, bright paint, chalkboard paint, faucets, handles and a posterboard scene for a window, Haylee made a beautiful play kitchen. Her project also included a tri-fold board presentation that displayed a itemized cost sheet, time log, photo story board, material profile, planning process sheet and her evidence of submission to National FCCLA.  
Haylee received a silver medal in the event.

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Officers attend FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop at UNL- East Campus on Sept. 10th.  President- Haylee Sheffield, Vice- President- Hannah Horne, Sec/Treasurer- Tara Mueller, PR/Historian- Ashley Benorden and District Officer- Samantha Horne were able to network with FCCLA officers from other chapter.  They were also able to hear Dustin Galyon speak about the need to put other’s needs ahead of our own and really take time to listen and appreciate the small things in life that can give us great joy and change our lives forever.  The FCCLA officers than toured the UNL- East Campus and learned more about Nutrition & Wellness, Hospitality and Tourism, Speech Pathology and Special Education.  

FCCLA events for the Exeter-Milligan Chapter include:
Sept. 20th- Annual roadside cleanup 2 miles East and 2 miles West of Exeter
Sept. 23rd- Concessions at the EMHS volleyball game w/ Friend.
Sept. 24th- Annual PTC Bake Sale from 5:00-8:30 p.m. located in the Exeter-Milligan Gym entrance- Exeter site.
Oct. 1st- District #4 FCCLA Leadership Conference @ Central Community College- Hastings, NE.  All members will attend.
Oct. 27th- Annual Trick or Treat so that Others May Eat- Food drive for less fortunate.

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