FCCLA scrambles to regroup, reorganize

Change in adviser makes way for students to compete at state


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Senior Haylee Brewer helps elementary students write kind words for a chain of kindness at an FCCLA bullying activity. The event is part of a bullying prevention project.

    With competition less than three weeks away, FCCLA has been scrambling to get ready for competition. With consumer science teacher Brenda Land out due to illness and now resigning, Principal Tracy Gleghorn has stepped in to register the group and get students started on projects.

    “I appreciate that she did that because I really love FCCLA,” junior Laura Espinosa said. “Because of her, I’m able to participate again.”

    Students can test in LEO events or make or redesign something in STAR events.

    “This is my second year in FCCLA,” sophomore Brianna Johnston, who is competing in STAR, said. “I love it; it is so much fun and I’ve learned a lot from it. I’m really excited for competition because I can’t wait to see what projects people have come up with.”

    Senior Haley Brewer, who placed first at national competition with her project last year, is working with junior Randy Salazar on a project about bullying.

    “My event is Chapter Service Project Portfolio,” Brewer said. “We will go to the elementary and hold a program and do artwork that represents anti-bullying. I am excited. The deadline is a little stressful, but I have high hopes of Randy and I getting it done on time.”

     Ag teacher Bobby Terry and his wife Jane, who works at the junior high, will travel with the students to Galveston for their competition because Gleghorn will be out of town that weekend. The students are grateful that other faculty are stepping up to make the trip happen for them.

     I’m glad that Mrs. Gleghorn was able to enter us into competition even though our registration and fees were late, and it’s great that everyone is working together so that we can go,” Brewer said. “It would not have happened without everyone’s extra help.”