MVCTC FCCLA kicks off school year

Submitted by Shayla Stephan - FCCLA President

ENGLEWOOD — On Sept. 19, the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter held its first official meeting to kick off the school year.

The students from MVCTC’s Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, and Hospitality Services programs all met in the school’s Student Activity Center for the kickoff of the community service project, sending care packages to troops and supporting veterans and military families through the Miami Valley Chapter Blue Star Mothers and creating cards to send to troops overseas.

The chapter officers for this school year include:

• President; Shayla Stephan, an Early Childhood Student from Arcanum-Butler

• Vice-President; Cheyenne Meyers, a Culinary Arts Student from Tri-Village

• Historian; Abigail Adkins an Early Childhood Student from Eaton

• Community Service Representative; Alexis Spencer, an Early Childhood Student from Twin Valley South

• Class Representative; Tabitha Dispennette, an Early Childhood Student from Vandalia-Butler

The meeting consisted of the introduction of the new chapter community service project. The list of possible donations to Blue Star Mothers was shared. Blue Star Mothers is an organization that supports active troops all over the world, veterans and military families. During the meeting, MVCTC Supervisor and former soldier, Eric Dolan, spoke on the importance of supporting troops. Then the members created cards and pictures to send to troops overseas.

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Submitted by Shayla Stephan

FCCLA President