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FCCLA Students Awarded Scholarships

At the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida two Utah students, who participated in the STAR Events competition, each received a $1,000 scholarship for their outstanding portfolios.

Alicia Pope, a student at Timpanogos High School in Alpine School District, participated in the FCCLA Fashion Design competition. For this competitive event, Alicia identified an audience for her fashion line through research, developing a premise for her design, such as a former designer, then created a line with a logo and labels. She then created color sketches for six original designs with fabric samples and a sample of construction used on each of the designs such as piping, bound buttonholes, pleats, ruffles etc. Ultimately she created two sketches in full sized patterns with symbols and instructions. One sketch had to be made into the actual item. Alicia made an off-white wool pencil skirt with inset ruffles and a wool sage green jacket with bound buttonholes and a faux scarf collar. RoseMary Lindberg, FACS teacher and FCCLA adviser said, “Her portfolio was truly AMAZING!”

Alicia received a gold medal for her Fashion Design portfolio, scoring above 90 percent. Her score placed her in the top three among her competitors nationwide and she was awarded a scholarship from the Art Institute.

Sarie Cook, a student at Maple Mountain High School in Nebo School District, participated in the Early Childhood competition. Sarie was given a topic and then used available materials to write a lesson plan for Early Childhood Education. Sarie received a gold medal for her Early Childhood Education – Focus on the Children lesson plan, scoring above 90 percent. Her score placed her in the top three among her competitors nationwide and she was awarded a scholarship from Kendall College, located in Chicago, Illinois. Sarie was a top teacher for the past two years at the Maple Mountain Eaglet Preschool. Her FACS teacher, Kathryn Crandall, stated “Sarie was so deserving of the recognition. She is an amazing teacher of young children and has great classroom organizational and management skills for a high school student.”

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