Heritage places at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference
Each spring, students in Colorado compete at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. FCCLA stands for “Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.” Members compete in various events including culinary skills, child development knowledge, fashion design, cake decorating, sports medicine and interior design projects.
Two students from Heritage, Paulina Pollas and Paige Wall, competed in an event called “Chapter in Review.” Both girls teamed up and created an electronic presentation describing what Heritage FCCLA did this past year.
“As we left the conference we definitely left with closer friendships and got to learn more about each other” says Pollas.
Their sponsor guided them through the process.
“The presentation included information about events for which we prepared food, fundraising activities, and general membership functions,” says Dr. Mark McKenna, the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Heritage.
Other competitors included Hannah Deatherage (Secretary), Samantha Martinez, Ellisa Owens, Kiya Erickson, and Vlanca Jeannoutot. All were awarded bronze medals, making this the first time in over ten years that Heritage has placed at a FCCLA state conference.
Freshmen Experience New Orientation Format
School has started and the freshmen have arrived, this year there is a change to the start of school. The freshmen had an entire day to themselves, this way they could to see the school.
Cantwell, Peach sponsor EF trip to Europe
The long-awaited biennial summer trip to Europe has captured the interest of Heritage students yet again, and many are preparing to explore the unique cultures of countries such as Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain, along with supervisors Ms. Peach and Mrs. Cantwell.