PRESS RELEASE: This year has been a very busy year for Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA, formally FHA, is the only career and technical organization that focuses on family. Student members and officers of this organization believe in the need for strong families in our society and many plan to enter into careers relating to the fields of social work, psychology, education, and culinary arts
The 2014-15 CBNA FCCLA chapter was led by a great officer team, which included: President, senior Claire Decker (Northwood); Secretary, senior Meraya Knight (Northwood); Treasurer, senior Austin Anderson (Strafford); Membership Representative, senior Debbie Peabody (Northwood); Reporter, senior Crystal Janvrin (Northwood); and Connection Team Officer, junior Kenzi Prina (Nottingham). In addition, senior Anna Jennison (Nottingham) demonstrated amazing leadership skills and dedication representing CBNA by serving as a NH FCCLA state officer as State Vice President of Community Service.
In September, CBNA FCCLA hosted the Homecoming Pancake Breakfast, which was a great success in its first year. Later in the fall, the chapter helped Meraya Knight with her Stuff-a-Bus food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger, an organization that provides food for the weekends to local children in need. This event began a relationship between the two organizations. CBNA FCCLA has been volunteering one week per month to pack the bags for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program that serves Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford.
CBNA FCCLA was also represented in April at the NH FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash. The following students competed at the state level and qualified to compete at the National FCCLA conference in July: seniors Claire Decker and Debbie Peabody received gold for Promote and Publicize; senior Allison Jones (Epsom) received silver in Recycle and Redesign; senior Kayla Williamson (Strafford) received silver in Teach and Train; senior Meraya Knight received silver in the category of National Programs in Action; senior Austin Anderson received silver in Life Event Planning; and juniors Jolene Levesque (Northwood), Densi van Gerena (Northwood), and Nicole Hodgdon (Strafford), received silver for State Display. All chapter members and officers who attended Spring Conference also worked extremely hard as volunteers to help the conference run smoothly and represented Coe-Brown with great pride.
With the current school year coming to a close, the following 2015-16 students were inducted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as the new officers for the CBNA FCCLA Chapter: Membership Representative, Densi van Gerena; Connection Team Reporter, sophomore Desiree Wentworth (Barrington); Media Coordinator, sophomore Donald MacCallum (Northwood); Activities Coordinator, junior Callie Brochu (Deerfield); Treasurer, freshman Allison Rose (Northwood); Secretary, Mackenzi Prina; Vice President, Jolene Levesque; and President, Nicole Hodgdon.
Advisors Mrs. Mandy Morales and Mrs. Toni Canfield are incredibly proud of these, and all members of the CBNA FCCLA chapter, for their many accomplishments this year. Congratulations to all.