Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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20160226 SISD Sharyland-FCCLASharyland ISD members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America took home gold medals at the Texas Region V Conference in Corpus Christi.

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for students in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school, grade seven - 12. The organization promotes leadership and addresses personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration.

While attending the conference, members had the opportunity to compete in various STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events and take Family and Consumer Science Assessments.

Eight of the 11 teams who competed at the regional conference advanced to the state competition in April.

Sharyland High School

The SHS chapter as a whole received the Region V 5A Treasures Award, Region V 5A Commitment Award and Texas Red Scholarship Award.

  • Sebastian Arizola and Mariajose, first place in Food Innovations and were awarded $10,000 scholarship to Escoffier Culinary School.
  • Ana T. Flores, first place in Teach and Train.
  • Karla De La Fuente, second place in Environmental Ambassador
  • Janneth Sanchez, second place in Teach and Train
  • Roman Vasquez, second place in Career Investigation
  • Michelle Hernandez, Tessa Paredes, Natalia Mendoza, second place in Chapter in Review Display
  • Nahir Kalaf, Ethan Espinoza, Erika Takovich , second place in Illustrated Talk
  • Angel Felix, sixth place in Job Interview.

The gold medalists for the FCSA awards are: Ana T Flores, Janneth Sanchez, Jennifer De La Fuente, Nahir Kalaf, Natalia Mendoza, Marijose Longoria, Maria Alejandra Garza and Roman Vasquez. Silver Medalists: Sebastian Arizola, Tessa, Paredes, Alejandro Reyna, Michelle Hernandez, Alison Duenas, Maria J. Deandar, Janelle P. Solis, Karla De La Fuente, Valeria Quiroga, Angel A. Felix, Ethan Espinoza and Erika Takovich.

Jennifer De La Fuente was elected to the FCCLA Region V Officer team for the 2016-2017 year as the Vice-President of Correspondence.

Pioneer High School

The following students competed in Family and Consumer Science Assessments and earned the following distinctions: JJ Salazar - gold medal; Heather Gunn - silver medal; Hollis Mills - silver medal; Zeta Mills - silver medal and Gabriel Lucero - silver medal.

Three members of the Pioneer chapter competed in STAR events and advanced to the State Competition being held in Dallas in April.

Heather Gunn placed first in Recycle Redesign, an event in which participants select a used fashion, home, or other postconsumer item to recycle into a new product.

Gabriel Lucero and Hollis Mills placed sixth in Advocacy, which recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify a local, state, national or global concern, form an action plan, and advocate for the issue in an effort to positively affect a policy or law.