Bloomfield FCCLA recently hosted their annual FCCLA Banquet. There were lots of things to be celebrated this year, from congratulating people who competed in STAR, to celebrating Jaiden Johnson’s accomplishment of becoming a state officer, and even finishing off the evening with the installment of the 2019-2020 FCCLA chapter officers.
The evening started with a potluck dinner and was followed up with the chapter awards. Every member was awarded a membership award for the number of years they were in the organization.
Tyler Hanson was also awarded the outstanding member for the Junior High and Jaiden Johnson was the outstanding member for the Senior High. After our outstanding member awards, we then gave out the STAR awards.
STAR awards go to anyone in FCCLA that competed at the district or state level of STAR competitions. There were thirty-one members who competed at districts, twenty-eight who qualified for state, and one who qualified for nationals this year.
The national qualifier this year was Blake Byerly with his entrepreneurship, he will attend the 2019 National Leadership conference in Anaheim, California.
With all the awards out of the way, our 2018-2019 president Carolyn Nagengast gave her final address as president. When she finished her address, it was time for the moment we had all been anticipating. It was time for the longly awaited installation of the 2019-2020 FCCLA officers.
The new officers are Jaiden Johnson- President, Alexandra Eisenhauer- Vice President, Grace Kuchar- Secretary, Lauren Pinkelman- Treasurer, Colton Gieselman- Public Relations, Christina Martinson- Historian, Haley Hoile- District Rep. and Carry Martinson- Junior High Rep.
The banquet was wrapped up with the candle ceremony signifying FCCLA’s eight purposes, the reciting of the creed, and finally with the new president Jaiden Johnson ending the meeting by tapping the gavel.