The PHS FCCLA chapter observed National FCCLA Week with various activities.

The second full week in February is National FCCLA Week and PHS FCCLA members received a small gift each day and had a variety of activities. 

The chapter theme this year was “Your Story”.

Monday was Pajama Day and ‘What’s Your FCCLA Story?’. Everyone has their own FCCLA story. Members enjoyed doughnuts, milk and juice in the Family Consumer Sciences classroom before school.

Tuesday: ‘Your Future Career Story’.  Dress for your future college or career.

Wednesday: ‘Your Teacher’s Story’.  Members interviewed the high school teachers, took a picture with the teacher and created a Google Slide to be shown in the high school cafeteria tvs. Teachers had a free jeans day.  FCCLA members were scheduled to have a spaghetti dinner that evening and watch Lady & The Tramp, but due to bad weather we rescheduled this for Thursday February 20. 

Thursday: ‘Celebrate Your Family’s Story’.  Share our families stories. Wear red in support of FCCLA. 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. 

Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. 

Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today 175,000 members in more than 5,200 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 

Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. 

Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.

Missouri FCCLA was founded in 1946. There are currently over 9,800 members in over 320 chapters across the state. Missouri currently ranks 4th in the nation for membership.

Palmyra High School chapter was founded in 1946 and currently has 62 members. 

Chapter president is Sophie Hoerr.  Chapter officers are Caroline Kizer, Bianca Perkins, Bella Perkins, Emma Bainter, Kaitlyn Rindom, Mallory Comstock. Chapter advisers are Marcy Hamilton and Diann Brumbaugh.