By Mollie LaSalle
WOODVILLE – Last Wednesday, for the Rotary Club of Woodville’s weekly program, Rotarian Donna Blackerby and Woodville High School Junior Kamyra White presented an informative program on the local FCCLA chapter at the school. Blackerby teaches the class, and White is the current vice president of the chapter.
Blackerby explained that the program had been idle for about the last four years and was recently revived. FCCLA is an acronym, which stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, and effectively has taken the reins from what used to be referred to as FHA, or Future Homemakers of America.
FCCLA offers several areas of study for her class of 66 students, which at the present are female; there are a handful of males taking the classes right now. Programs offered run the gamut from Human Services; Hospitality and Tourism; Education and Training; Visual Arts and Design and Culinary Arts. These programs help prepare students for their future.
The Rotary Club offered a big word of thanks to the FCCLA chapter for all the help they give during Rotary events. They were a big help at last year’s Rotary District Conference; they provided some beautifully decorated and delicious cookies for the conference.