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To reiterate, 18 Timpview Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students qualified for the national leadership conference after winning gold at the state competition. Their projects focus on strengthening families, serving the community, and advocating for vital community issues.

As part of the FCCLA student fundraiser for the nationals trip, we’re introducing a few of the many outstanding students and their FCCLA Projects!

Read part 1 here.

Read part 2 here.

Sebastian Martinez, Maria Ramos, Estela Garza – Chapter and Review Portfolio

Today’s group of three worked together on a Chapter and Review Portfolio, compiling all of their FCCLA Chapter’s work this year to demonstrate how Timpview FCCLA met and exceeded FCCLA standards.

Their project is not only comprehensive; it implies near perfection in all projects and with all officers. According to the three, judges used a rubric to analyze budgets, events and event metrics, community service projects, goal scopes, and more. 

Unsurprisingly, their balanced budgets, events, and projects all came with subsequent hurdles, triumphs, and journeys found– the surprising issue, then, is capturing and describing that journey for the judges.

“We don’t publish everything we do,” Sebastian said.

“It’s hard to show projects– you’re working fast. We do more project and event planning than we can document.”

It can feel counterintuitive to document service. And yet, the group managed to assemble and organize an impressive portfolio. This year took state, beating out more than twenty other groups for gold.

After speaking with the three students, it’s evident that they’re bound for great things at Nationals and in their near and distant futures. And, in a few ways, their growing abilities as leaders are attributive in some small part to FCCLA.

“It’s a beautiful way to experience group work and leadership opportunities,” shared Maria. “And, because we’re working with CTE skills like sewing and cooking, you’re gaining these valuable life skills.”

“There’s plenty of scholarships and opportunities to extend schooling, too,” Maria added.

“And it builds you as a person,” said Estela. “You grow as a leader.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

That concludes our student highlights this week. Again, thank you for reading; check in next Wednesday for future coverage!

Spencer Tuinei
  • Communication Specialist
  • Spencer Tuinei