Spotlight on FCCLA

FCCLA poster

FCCLA poster

Olivia Tingle, Reporter

FCCLA has returned for another school year at Hidden Valley, the 2022-2023 school year, and is offered for students to engage in the community around them.  

The FCCLA is open for any student that is currently in or has been enrolled in a family and consumer science course. The club has a fee to join of $25.  

These courses can include nutrition and wellness, culinary arts, and more! The club is based on community engagement and providing students a place to be able to help others, in and outside of school, and building a stronger relationship with others. Currently, the club is starting up some projects, such as a group for Habitat for humanity and working with elementary students. In FCCLA students will learn about personal hospitality, leadership, health of others. The vice president of community service Anya Swierkowski on what she has learned,  

“I have learned that our community doesn’t exactly need anyone to stand above, but it needs everyone to lead and become involved, so that we can all work together as one and benefit one another to be more of a family.”  

The leadership part of the FCCLA is important to the students, because they have a better understanding of how to work well in a team and how to better their relationship with others. This is done in smaller environment to help the students be more comfortable with others. Mrs. Gregory, one of the two teachers who helps the club states,  

“It gives you the opportunity to be involved more intimately in a club setting. You probably have a better chance of having a role, and better chance to be seen.”  

FCCLA is a student lead organization that tries to give students a chance to have a leadership role in their own project and gives the students the input of others around them.