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FCCLA Chapter Wins Awards At State Peer Education Meeting in Kearney

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The Nebraska FCCLA State Peer Education Meeting was held in Kearney at the Holiday Inn on February 24-25.  Over 475 students from 50 chapters around the state participated.  “Meet the SPOTstones!” was the theme for this year’s meeting planned and led by the State Peer Officer Team. 

The meeting began with a welcome by the State Peer Officer Team members.  The finalists for the 2013-2014 State Peer Officer Team were introduced.  Scholarship winners were announced.  The Families First Scholarship was given to Kali Lenhoff of Randolph, the Financial Fitness Scholarship was awarded to Tiana Peterson of Sutton and the Student Body Scholarship was earned by Brenna Meyer of Bruning-Davenport.  Trophies were presented to the following chapter award winners:  Families First – 1st Place – Wahoo, 2nd Place – St. Edward, 3rd Place – Howells-Dodge-Clarkson.  Financial Fitness – 1st Place – Howells-Dodge-Clarkson, 2nd Place – Nebraska City, 3rd Place – Creighton.  Student Body  -1st Place - Maxwell, 2nd Place – St. Edward, 3rd Place – Howells-Dodge-Clarkson.  The Howells-Dodge-Clarkson also received recognition for their Feed Nebraska Student Body project; Adopt-A-Grandparent project, and Money Smart activities.

Keynote Speaker was Todd Calfee of The Alexis Project.  Other sessions were presented by the Kearney YMCA, Brian Broich of the Nebraska Consumer Credit Counseling Service, and the State Peer Officer Team.

 Members of the Families First Team are Starla Henderson, Alexa Farewell, Jordyn Knobbe, Katie Brown and Alicia Hamling.  Their Team Advisers are Virginia Whidden and Marla Prusa.  The Financial Fitness Team members are Sage Schmidt, Sarah Smith, Viktor Jonseth, and Holly Hesse.  The Financial Fitness Team Advisers are Suzanne Martin and Lisa Groth.  The Student Body Team members are Alex Cumming, Kara Batenhorst, Brenna Meyer, Jazmyne Marlin, and Bailey Honeywell.  Their Team Advisers are Cheryl Gustafson and Kristin Vest.

 The SPOT Council members are Sage Schmidt, Alex Cumming and Starla Henderson.  Lead Adviser is Marla Prusa.