FCCLA sponsor questions club’s continuance

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FCCLA sponsor questions club’s continuance

Jessica Buchanan, FACS, sponsors FCCLA. Last years lack of participation called to question the clubs continuance. Photo by C. Traudt

Jessica Buchanan, FACS, sponsors FCCLA. Last years lack of participation called to question the clubs continuance. Photo by C. Traudt

Jessica Buchanan, FACS, sponsors FCCLA. Last years lack of participation called to question the clubs continuance. Photo by C. Traudt

Jessica Buchanan, FACS, sponsors FCCLA. Last years lack of participation called to question the clubs continuance. Photo by C. Traudt

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BY ALLIE ZWETZIG & CHIS TRAUDT

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is in jeopardy of being discontinued as a club offered at South.

FCCLA is an organizational club based on leadership opportunities and family-related community service projects. For over five years FCCLA was involved with volunteering as well as star events, until last year when the participation took a nosedive.

Although the club does incorporate the aspect of helping out the community, its main goal is to participate in local, state and national competitions. The star events range from a variety of topics students learn while taking a Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes taught by Jessica Buchanan, FCCLA sponsor.

With the decline in involvement for star events, Buchanan is questioning the practicality of continuing to sponsor the club. Her concern is that FCCLA is veering from its original intentions and changing into a club focused on volunteer work.

When Riley Dandurand, 11, was asked if she participated in a star event her reply was, “No, no one did.”

This type of response is the reason Buchanan is fearful of fully committing to the decision of sponsoring.

“Of course,” replied Buchanan when asked if she wanted to continue FCCLA at South. “ There are a lot of leadership opportunities that are involved that we haven’t taken advantage of in the past that we are going to take advantage of this year.”

An informational meeting will be held at the end of Sept. to see if enough students are willing to participate.

Jessica Buchanan, FACS, sponsors FCCLA. Last years lack of participation called to question the clubs continuance. Photo by C. Traudt

Jessica Buchanan, FACS, sponsors FCCLA. Last year’s lack of participation called to question the club’s necessity. Photo by C. Traudt