FCCLA surprises schools with success

FCCLA stands for Family Career and Community Leaders of America, it’s an organization that helps with personal growth, leadership skills, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Science classes.

FCCLA is advised by Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Thailing who both teach FCS classes. The President of the organization is Junior Monzeratt Hernandez.

“We try to have meetings every Friday during cave,” Hernandez said. “But some of our members are involved in different clubs so we have some new after school meetings. We meet every third Wednesday of every month after school from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.”

They participate in fundraisers like The World’s Finest Chocolate, Gourmet Lollipops and the Kendra Scott pop-up store. The Pop-Up store bought astonishing reactions from other schools for being Glenn’s first year.

“Other schools seemed very impressed and this year, schools like Cedar Park High School are following along this year with the Kendra Gives Back program,” Rodriguez said.

FCCLA has done community service for the Central Texas Food Bank as well, which allows those in culinary to take charge. Besides the fundraisers and community service, FCCLA can compete in proficiency or S.T.A.R. events. A few categories include culinary arts, interior design, life planning and more.

There is also the option of taking a FCSA test to win medals and certificates. Some are on display in the culinary room, reflecting on the accomplishments of last years FCCLA group.

“I hope that students connect with what members are interested in, to develop leadership skills, and to participate in competition to lead their future,” Rodriguez said.

FCCLA is those who want to lead the way, connect to the world and be a part of an organization that takes part in the community.