Monday, February 9, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCS Happenings

 Joan Strate created this "Rag Quilt"

Exeter-Milligan STAR:
Front L to R:  Caitlin Murphy, Katie Mounce, Haylee Sheffield, Cookie Koopman. 
Back L to R:  Samantha Horne, Hannah Horne, Kayla Bonds, Ashley Benorden.

FCS Happenings at Exeter-Milligan by Mary Lou Vossler, FACS Instructor
Exeter-Milligan FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) participants attended District #4 STAR on Monday, January 19th at the York Middle School. 
STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:
· cooperative – teams work to accomplish specific goals
· individualized – an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
· competitive – individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria.
Results and medal placement for those individuals who competed in STAR are:
Caitlin Murphy:  Recycle & Redesign:  From Rags to Rugs.  Gold Medal winner and will advance to State Leadership Conference.
Hannah Horne, Kayla Bonds & Katie Mounce:  Illustrated Talk- Electronics Down.  Gold Medal winners and will advance to State Leadership Conference.
Haylee Sheffield & Cookie Koopman:  Illustrated Talk- Pressure for Perfection.  Silver Medal winners.
Samantha Horne & Ashley Benorden:  Illustrated Talk- The Truth About Tanning.  Silver Medal winners.

Joan Strate created this "Rag Quilt" out of scrap polar fleece that was within the FACS Dept.  She cut various sized squares out of hunter's orange, moss green, tan, horse motif, camouflage and leaf motif.  This was the easy part, next was how to design the layout of the quilt, so that it would be attractive and coordinate. Joan drew out the design of her quilt prior to the construction.  Pinning and sewing the smaller squares together and than making them into rows with the larger squares was her next step.  Finally attaching all the rows of quilt squares and clipping the seam allowances finished off the project.  Joan is hoping to embroider a simple horse motif in the hunter orange squares to complete her quilt.
Adult Living:  Students are trying to make an awareness for the less fortunate.  Please remember that Broc Mueller and Brody Kresak are having a clothing drive. They are requesting slightly used clothing, coats, mittens etc...a donation box is located at both school sites and will be available at the home sporting events.  

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