Pancakes, friends, and family the future of FCCLA


Liliana Lara and Mikayla Schwartz

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) kicked off another new year as they start off the morning making delicious pancakes on Aug. 31. Friday morning, members of the board came in early in order to prepare their presentation to reel in new members. In previous years, FCCLA has been notoriously known to campaign hat day, in which all proceeds go to Kaps for Kids. Kaps for Kids is a foundation established to lift the spirits of young cancer patients as they are given special caps autographed by their favorite celebrity heroes.

With a new year comes new obstacles and new opportunities. Last year FCCLA members made it to nationals hosted in Georgia many of which had been seniors. With a new set of members coming in, Noelle Meager (20), a leader of the club, stated, “There will be a lot of new members that will be able to bring fresh ideas and new experiences to our club.”

Club advisor Amy Irwin has high hopes and expectations for the crew this year. “I’m really excited this year,” said Irwin.  “I have a great bunch of kids that are going to meet the really high expectations we have for leaders for our school.” Mirroring the feelings of their advisor, incoming members of FCCLA are ready to work together as events like pancake Friday unfold while the year advances. New member Walker Scott (20) joining as a junior expressed his optimism as he lent a hand Friday morning. “I am excited to join this year. I had a lot of fun this morning making pancakes,” Scott said. As the year advances, FCCLA has many plans to continue and grow their club as a family and to excel once again to nationals. The FCCLA Nationals competition will take place on April 5-7 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel in Denver.