Newton holds annual FCCLA awards

Staff report

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held their annual awards program on May 10, at the school.

The following members were recognized for their accomplishments:

FCCLA members earning 80 or more merit points were: Emily McGlynn, Skyler Wilson, Eden Harbour, Courtney Lucente, Morgan Robbins, Jaden Stine, Luke Vannus, Natalee Carlin, Will Yoder, and Sean Gaston.

Also, the Gold Outstanding Chapter team was recognized for their accomplishments. These members were Emily McGlynn, Skyler Wilson and Will Yoder.

The Interpersonal Communication Team competed at Regional FCCLA STAR Events. The team consisted of Emily McGlynn and Natalee Carlin. They received gold at Regionals.

The Focus on Children Team competed to receive a Gold rating at Regionals. They were Eden Harbour and Amanda Arnett.

The Chapter in Review Portfolio Junior which were Courtney Lucente and Morgan Robbins received a silver at Regionals for their accomplishments. Zara Zeller and Will Yoder competed in the Chapter Service Project and received silver at regionals. Skyler Wilson and Luke Vannus completed in Career Investigation both received silver at Regionals.

At State Leadership Conference held in Columbus, Luke Vannus competed in Career Investigation and received a bronze. Sean Gaston competed in the Advocacy event and received a bronze. The team of Emily McGlynn and Natalee Carlin competed in Interpersonal Communications at State STAR events and were awarded Gold at state. The team of Eden Harbour and Amanda Arnett competed in Focus on Children and received Gold. Jaden Stine and Marissa Deeter competed in Life Event Planning at State STAR events and received a gold medal. The team of Courtney Lucente and Morgan Robbins competed in the Chapter in Review Portfolio Junior Division at State FCCLA STAR events and were awarded Gold and second place in the state of Ohio.

Special recognition was given to Natalee Carlin and Emily McGlynn for being the most active members and officers in Newton FCCLA. Honorary membership was given to Liza Harbour and Erica Cavender for helping Newton FCCLA throughout the school year. Lifesaver awards were given to Sherry Robbins and Garry Burnside for their dedication and support of Newton FCCLA and helping Mrs. Burnside.

The Awards Program was concluded by a slide show presentation of the past year’s events and the installation of the new officers for the 2016-17 year. The new officers are President: Eden Harbour, Vice President: Skyler Wilson, Secretary: Emily Gross, Treasurer: Ashley Renner, Historians: Morgan Robbins and Jaden Stine, Reporter: Courtney Lucente, District Representative: Will Yoder , Junior High Representative: Natalee Carlin and Vice President of STAR events: Luke Vannus.

The senior FCCLA members graduating are: Emily McGlynn, Jessica Weeks, Zara Zeller and, Moustafa Simpara. They were honored at this year’s program.

Newton FCCLA also participated in the Miami County Relay for Life by hosting a teacher lunch. The chapter raised $350 for the American Cancer Society.

Staff report