WDC FCCLA chapter wins $1,000 for their Student Body Project
For Their Student Body Project, Wadena-Deer Creek FCCLA was selected to receive the 2016 National High School Student Body High School Award, sponsored by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Student Body is a peer education program, created by FCCLA, designed to teach students how to make informed, responsible decisions about their health and provide opportunities for youth to teach others about making healthy choices. The Student Body award recognizes chapters that promote to youth the advantages of eating right, being fit, and making healthy choices.
As the national high school winner, the Wadena-Deer Creek FCCLA chapter will receive a $1,000 award, presented to them at the 2016 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 3 - 7 in San Diego, Calif.
To help promote good nutrition in their community, Wadena-Deer Creek FCCLA members coordinated a “We Scare Hunger” food shelf collection on Halloween night last October. In a matter of a few hours, they collected over 600 pounds of food for the Wadena Food Shelf.
The following week, Mary Ann Hagen, Wadena Food Shelf Director, was the guest speaker at the chapter meeting explaining how the food shelf operates. A few weeks later, the chapter members toured the food shelf and learned about local food needs and how many people volunteer their time each month to make the food shelf run smoothly. Paige Barthel and Franchesca Bakken researched the issue of hunger and poverty in central Minnesota and then used the information for their STAR Event on "We Scare Hunger."