Cherokee FCCLA has 76 traveling members and 17 in-class members this year for a total affiliation of 93 members. In 2018-2019, Cherokee FCCLA was a gold star chapter, received the 75% FCS class participation award, a bronze National FCCLA membership award and was a Student Body National Program Participant. Last year, we had 14 District STAR Event competitors, 20 Regional STAR Events competitors (due to weather conditions competitors were unable to compete ), 7 State STAR Event competitors, 1 STAR Event State Champion, 1 2nd place State STAR Event winner, National Champion, Runner- up, and 5th Place National Virtual Business Challenge Teams, 11 National Leadership Conference Qualifiers and 1 Kikkoman/FCCLA Japanese Exchange Scholarship recipient.
Since 2015, Cherokee FCCLA has had 8 State Champions in STAR Events and 23 State qualifiers. In the Virtual Business Challenge, we have had one national champion, two national runners-up, and one national third place winner.
In 2016, we began our "FCCLA Chief Pantry." This pantry provides the backpack program for food insecure students in grades 6-12. We have a dedicated building in the outdoor classroom area of the school. This year, we know have a clothes closet and blessings boxes around town.
Bridget Wilhite is currently serving as the North-1 District Vice-President Membership and Taryn Miller is serving as the North-1 District Vice-President of Community Service.
Cherokee FCCLA continues to grow and seek new service opportunities. We are looking forward to another successful year!
The 2019-2020 Cherokee FCCLA Officers are:
President: Kyla Colvin
First Vice-President: Bridget Wilhite
Vice-President of Competitive Events: Madison Wheeler
Vice-President of Finance: Dakota Dooley
Vice-President of Community Service: Taryn Miller
Vice-President of Development: Kylee Weve
Vice-President of Public Relations: Kaitlyn Miller