Monday, May 07, 2012
FCPS Students Win State FCCLA Awards, Head to National Conference
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from two high schools and three middle schools won awards* at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state conference held recently in Virginia Beach. Eleven of the winners will represent Virginia at the national competition in Orlando later in May.
State winners include:
Mount Vernon High School student Moses Abraham was elected Virginia FCCLA vice president. Madison High School student Alec Ostapovicz presided over the 2012 conference as the FCCLA state president.
Sixty students from eight Fairfax County public schools competed in twenty-three categories.
FCCLA is a national student organization that encourages young men and women to become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs. The organization has served more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
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*Explanation of Award Categories:
Students are evaluated using a rubric of total points. An identified range of total points indicate whether or not the competitor has achieved a position of gold, silver, or bronze. In certain competitive events, there are additional categories of gold first and second place and silver first and second place. In the event that there are not any winners in the gold category, the advancement to the national competition then falls to the competitor who placed in the first or second place silver category.