Lindale FCCLA members earn state recognition, scholarships | News
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Members of the Lindale Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) continue to garner statewide attention.
The state FCCLA conference was held on April 12-14 at the Anatole Hilton Hotel in Dallas and Lindale ISD was well represented.
Lindale High School Senior Kristy Paquette, the national FCCLA Vice-President of Public Relations, was heavily involved in the planning of the conference. During the general session on Saturday, April 14, Paquette delivered a patriotic speech to honor America.
“The 2012 Texas State Leadership Conference was extremely rewarding for me,” Paquette said. “Our officer team spent all year trying to make it the best possible meeting for all those involved. It was a bittersweet meeting because I had to relinquish my position as a Texas state officer to a new team, but I am confident in their ability to carry on our passion for our organization.”
There are more than 17,000 members of the Texas FCCLA and hundreds of school districts were represented at the conference.
Kristy was recently selected by the Texas Career and Technology Council as the recipient of the Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Award for 2012. She will be awarded a scholarship and recognized during a ceremony in Austin later this month.
“I can't describe how proud I am of Kristy,” Lindale FCCLA Advisor Alethea Allen said. “She has grown and matured into an incredible student leader who has represented Lindale ISD on the regional, state and national levels. Her biggest reward will be her part in making the 2012 National Leadership Conference in July the most successful and enriching meeting for delegates from all across the nation who attend. She is an incredible young woman that I admire and respect.”
Lindale FCCLA member Brenna Lee was also selected as a scholarship recipient by Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas. Lindale ISD Communications Specialist Maya Bethany was presented with a plaque recognizing her as an Honorary Member of FCCLA at the state conference. Bethany was nominated for honorary membership by Paquette and Allen. Sharon Reddell Pierce, State Advisor for FCCLA, said honorary membership is the highest honor given by the FCCLA to someone who has shown tremendous support for the organization.
“I am very grateful to Kristy and Mrs. Allen for nominating me for honorary membership,” Bethany said. “I was so proud of to see our students in leadership roles at the state and national level. FCCLA offers wonderful opportunities for students.”
The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal grown and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
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