As part of a service project aimed at local children and the elderly, the members of Evans High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter collected and distributed more than 5,500 Valentine cards to several organizations serving children in Columbia County. As part of the character education program implemented by the group, children in the preschool lab were invited to share valentines with other children during National FCCLA Week.
The officers of Evans High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America vowed to continue their outreach and build a better world at the Fall Leadership Conference in Covington, Ga., last fall. They continue to implement long and short-term projects including an effort to build Georgia membership. The Evans High chapter has paid half of the affiliation fees for the first members at Columbia Middle School. Everyone in Evans' Early Childhood Education class is a FCCLA member, and the chapter project Doughnuts for Dues helped more than 100 students pay their dues. The chapter is only three members away from topping last year's 147-member enrollment.
Evans High School family and consumer sciences teacher Martha H. McGough was presented the Outstanding High School Teacher award by the Family and Consumer Science Teachers Association on Jan. 30. McGough teaches early childhood education at Evans High and is director of the school's preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds. She has advised many state and national winners in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competitive events. McGough was named Teacher of the Year while at Lakeside Middle School and an FCCLA Adviser Mentor at the national leadership conference last July.
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