The Logan County High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter is off to a great start, fulfilling the mission of FCCLA, which is the promotion of personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
The 2012-13 officer team selected the theme “Raising the Bar” for the year because they want to make a difference, and decided to focus on raising funds for the American Cancer Society as their main focus. The chapter held a “pink out” at their recent October chapter meeting to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention.
The guest speaker was Mrs. Tina Olsen. Mrs. Olsen is a proud, five-year breast cancer survivor and shared her personal story with FCCLA members. She presented a very informative and entertaining program. She stressed the importance of supporting the Logan County Relay for Life. Members distributed pink ribbon bracelets to LCHS students during the month of October for donations. Approximately $50 was raised through our first fund raiser.
Numerous other fund raisers are planned to take place throughout the year to help the LCHS FCCLA chapter meet their goal of raising $1,000. The FCCLA chapter is also helping sponsor two related events. A “Pink Out” is planned for the boys and girls varsity games on Friday, December 14, 2012. A pink T-shirt sale is currently underway and other events will take place that night. On December 12, 2012, FCCLA is organizing a “Hat Day”, during which students can purchase a “hat license” that entitles them to wear a hat all day while at school. Proceeds from all events will benefit the American Cancer Society via the LCHS Cougars Against Cancer Relay for Life Team.
The LCHS FCCLA chapter is also currently working in conjunction with the FFA chapter and sponsoring the 15th Annual LCHS Canned Food Drive. First period/block classes are encouraged to bring in as many cans as possible to join in a friendly competition to see which class can collect the most. Cans are then donated to two local organizations, Toys for Tots and Good Samaritan. The school has donated over 75,000 cans during the past 15 years. This year’s goal is 5,000 cans, last year’s total collected.
Please contact the school for more information.