FCCLA celebrates spirit week
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FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) began celebrating FCCLA spirit week on Feb.13. The week consisted of different dress-up days that not only FCCLA members participated in, but students all over campus took part in. Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was twin day, Wednesday was “wear red” day, Thursday was movie theme day and Friday was jersey day.
“My favorite dress up day for FCCLA week was either Pajama day because it gave me an excuse to sleep in a little longer, or twin day because I got to twin with my favorite person,” senior Olivia Hernandez said.
FCCLA week is a nationally recognized week where FCCLA clubs gather their members and promote the club by dressing up in different themes. It is intended to recruit students and get current members excited about FCCLA. Senior FCCLA president Courtney Center wants to “see people take interest” in the group’s week.
“My goal for FCCLA week is to get as many people involved in the dress up days to make FCCLA more known on campus and to our community,” Courtney said.
Amidst the spirit week, FCCLA members also got to take part in one of the clubs most popular events, volunteering at a food bank. Every month, FCCLA takes a group of students to the food bank to help pack boxes of food for those who need it. Volunteering at the food bank allows students to serve and contribute to the community.
“I liked that it was something very simple that made a huge impact on a large group of people and that made it more enjoyable to do,” senior Maria Cook said. “My job was to take food that was donated out of the boxes and put them in the bin with the correct label on it.”
FCCLA, a non-profit organization that began in 1945, is a club that is meant to create a family atmosphere and get students involved in their community. Broken Arrow High School’s club has reached a school high, 425 members of the quickly-growing group, and easily leads all of the school’s clubs in member population. The 20 officers and multiple sponsors hope the club will continue to grow.