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Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Junior Marissa Cheslock threads her sewing machine. When determining when do repurpose clothes or start from scratch, she said,

Grace Xu

April 2, 2020

How did you become interested in sewing? My grandma taught me how to sew, and I did sewing lessons with her for a while. I kind of did it because I thought I had to. Then I started taking sewing lessons when I moved here. I think just being in the fashion classes in school really showed me how much I en...

Q&A with Carmel FCCLA president about club, recent competition

Lillian He

May 23, 2019

What is Carmel FCCLA? FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that focuses on the family consumer science classes; those are your cooking classes and your education classes and any of your sewing classes. It’s an organization that focuses on student leadership and community service and integr...

FCCLA Hosting Showcase April 24

FCS teachers, as well as FCCLA Indiana president and senior Margaret O’Connor (right), plan the FCS Showcase. The Showcase takes place on April 24 in the freshman cafeteria.

Ashwin Prasad

April 18, 2019

FCCLA is wrapping up its activities for the year. Its last major event, according to FCCLA Indiana president and senior Margaret O’Connor, is the second annual Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Showcase. The showcase will take place April 24 in the freshman cafeteria.     O’Connor said, “We will b...

FCCLA Ready for State Conference

Ashwin Prasad

March 1, 2019

FCCLA is working on the final preparations for the 2019 State Leadership Conference, which takes place March 7-9 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. Competitors are fine-tuning their event presentations; they will deliver them to this chapter March 1. FCCLA also put together its first honor ...

State conference drawing near

Ashwin Prasad

February 6, 2019

FCCLA preparations for the 2019 State Leadership Conference are in full swing. Competitors participate in workshops every Tuesday to build their presentations, which they will deliver to this chapter on March 1. The competition will take place March 7-9 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. “...

FCCLA in midst of holiday activities

Ashwin Prasad

November 28, 2018

FCCLA is moving into the holiday season and the community service activities that come with it. The chapter continued work on Christmas hats and stockings and participated in a district meeting Nov. 3. On Dec. 10, FCCLA and its culinary division will hold a silent auction to raise funds for the food...

FCCLA to sew stockings for soldiers Nov. 3

Margaret O’Connor, FCCLA Indiana president and senior, reads a book for English. O’Connor and FCCLA Indiana are sewing stockings for U.S. soldiers overseas.

Ashwin Prasad

October 15, 2018

With homecoming and the Fall Leadership Rally in the rearview mirror, FCCLA is turning their attention to various community service projects that they will undertake for the remainder of 2018. The club meets on Oct. 18., where they will sew stockings for U.S. soldiers overseas. These stockings will be deli...

FCCLA Prepares for Fall Leadership Rally on Thursday

O’Connor prepares to set up a presentation for the FCCLA call-out meeting. O’Connor and several other FCCLA members will attend a leadership event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.

Ashwin Prasad

September 26, 2018

FCCLA have met three times since their call-out meeting on Aug. 30. They are making scrunchies for their homecoming booth on Friday; this is their first community service activity. FCCLA raised funds at the Carmel International Arts Festival last Saturday, and will participating in the Fall Leadership R...

FCCLA Holds Opening Meeting, Leadership Conference on Sept. 27

O’Connor prepares to set up a presentation for the FCCLA call-out meeting. O’Connor and several other FCCLA members will attend a leadership event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.

Ashwin Prasad

September 25, 2018

FCCLA held their call-out meeting on Aug. 30 in the family and consumer sciences wing. The FCCLA chapter at this school will perform community service activities during its first two meetings. Afterward, this school’s chapter is expected to send members to the Fall Leadership Rally, a state event ...

FCCLA Members Prepare for Nationals

Senior and FCCLA President, Danielle Rothchild prepares for a business test with her foundation in mind for Nationals. “I’m really proud of my foundation and I hope to continue throughout college.”

Victoria Nopporn

April 18, 2018

Spring district meetings have not been announced as of this month, however FCCLA members will attend to discuss with other chapters on behalf of the upcoming national competition. “We’re really excited for Nationals which is going to be in Atlanta this July.” Said Taylor Gorman, FCCLA Culinary...

FCCLA to Prepare for Bike Safety Event on Oct. 10

FCCLA to Prepare for Bike Safety Event on Oct. 10

Beats

October 6, 2015

According to Brenda Lester, family and consumer science teacher and FCCLA sponsor, FCCLA is setting up a Bike Safety Event, which will be onOct. 10 at IU Medical North Hospital. For FCCLA members, registration, dues, and code of conduct are due on Oct. 13. “Our next meeting will be postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 13, which...

FCCLA members plan end-of-year banquet, summer events

Vivien Heerens, club president and senior, plans the slideshow for the end of year meeting. “I always have to celebrate the end of the year, as it was such a great year for us,” Heerens said. GRANTLAND SMITH / PHOTO

Beats

May 18, 2015

According to Vivian Heerens, club president and senior, club members are making blankets for the humane society, as well as planning the FCCLA end-of-year banquet. The date of the banquet has yet to be scheduled, as plans are being made around members’ schedules, according to Heerens.  According to cl...