This year's Family Career and Community Leaders of America statewide theme is "Anchored in Success." I am happy to announce that the Lytle High School FCCLA chapter was exactly that this weekend!
This weekend, three members of the Lytle High School chapter of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas to compete in the regional competition for the very first time. Marisa Rios (10th), Chyeanne Kiefer (9th), and Victoria Lopez (9th) competed in the Chapter Service Project Display event. Their months of hard work paid off; these girls placed 5th (out of 15 total teams) in the region for their event, meaning that they will have the privilege of traveling to the STATE COMPETITION!
Their event required them to plan and develop a service project that utilized Family and Consumer Science skills and concepts to better their school and/or community. As the students began to develop their project, they identified a very timely concern. These students became increasingly aware of the ways that technology (both in and out of school) was being used inappropriately and disrespectfully, and they decided that they wanted to do their part in fixing this ever-present problem in today's society. They met this goal by reaching high school and junior high school students through a presentation that they entitled "Using Technology Responsibly," in which they taught students about proper decision making in regards to their use of technology. These three girls became teachers for the day, reaching every 8th grade and 9th grade student in Lytle through their English classes. They developed an engaging lesson to reach their peers, complete with videos, games, activities, and discussion starters. They developed a display and presented their project and planning process to the judges, and they will now have the opportunity to do so again coming up at the beginning of April.
Words cannot even describe how proud I am of these students. It took great courage to do what they did, and I have seen their leadership skills and confidence grow exponentially! Please congratulate these students when you see them!