FCCLA, or Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, is a club based around Family & Consumer Sciences activities. At the state conference in March, members can compete in events such as Culinary Arts, Fashion Design and Interpersonal Communications. Avon’s FCCLA is advised by Mrs. McHenry and Mrs. Morgan.
Club president and junior Mariah Sanders talked with us about everything FCCLA and her post-high school plans:
Why did you want to become the president of FCCLA?
I became president because I believed in the cause and wanted to be more involved.
What’s your favorite thing about FCCLA?
My favorite thing is the people that make up our FCCLA family.
What event do you enjoy most?
I enjoy going to state the most because it brings all of our members closer together and gives everyone a chance to express themselves.
What do you want people to know about FCCLA?
I want people to know that we are a fun, loving group that teaches you life skills for the adult world.
What do you think you’ll take away from FCCLA for your future?
I will take away the leadership skills I’ve learned and the life-long friendships I’ve developed.
Are you in any other activities?
No. I do some things outside of school. I work at Goodwill.
What’s your favorite class?
My favorite class is Business Law and Ethics because it teaches you about our legal system. It’s also a nice environment.
Who’s your favorite teacher or administrator?
My favorite teacher is Mr. Gatons [Precalculus and VU Math teacher] because he is always willing to work with you.
What do you plan on majoring in in college?
I would like to major in Business Management, with a minor in Pre-Law so I can go to law school after. I plan on doing this at IUPUI.
Do you have any goals for the rest of high school?
My goals are to keep up the good work and to destress.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I play with my cat and I like to read.
Do you have advice for underclassmen and getting involved?
Just go for it. No one is going to judge you.
Photo by Mira Branham