SVHS Duo Headed to National Contest for Community Project

A dynamite duo from Smithson Valley High School is preparing to compete on a national level this summer in Anaheim, California, after winning a state-level competition in April.

As members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, organization, SVHS seniors Sahar Zaeri and Jocelyn Moody took top honors at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Dallas on April 6, for their Chapter Service Project Portfolio.

Their project, Senior Night Out, is a community outreach program offered monthly at the Bulverde Senior Center, dba, Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center. Zaeri and Moody plan the monthly event and coordinate student volunteers from SVHS FCCLA and Family and Community Services (FACS) organization to provide food and entertainment for the senior citizens at the center.

The SVHS FCCLA chapter currently has 74 members, and 15 of them will receive a FCCLA service cord for completing 60 hours of community service when they walk the stage during graduation this year.

In order to be eligible for FCCLA membership, a student must have taken a Family and Community Services class in either middle or high school. Dues are required. A national organization, FCCLA promotes leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. It focuses on the multiple roles of a family member from wage earner to community leader.

FACS is open to juniors and seniors and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills while impacting the community and campus through participation in various community service projects, volunteer activities, mentoring elementary and middle school students and campus-wide service projects.

Congratulations and good luck at Nationals!


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-Pictured from left are Jocelyn Moody and Sahar Zaeri who won first place for their Chapter Service Project Portfolio at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Dallas on April 6.

-Pictured from left are Gretchen Kissling, Hannah Smith, Kaleigh Nall, Jocelyn Moody and Sahar Zaeri. These SVHS students competed in the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Dallas on April 6.


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