CHALK TALK: Mountain View High FHA-HERO Students Attend Competition
by Anne Donofrio-Holter
May 14, 2014 • 285 views
Mountain View High School FHA-HERO (the California Affiliate of FCCLA) students attended the organization’s qualifying competitive recognition events held recently at Newbury Park High School.
“FHA-HERO is a career technical student organization for those in grades 7 through 12 who are enrolled in Home Economics Careers and Technology programs in California public schools,” said advisor Lori Chavez, who accompanied the students to the event along with advisor Melissa Murata-Ferdinandus. “The focus of the organization is to prepare students for roles as family members, citizens and workers in some of California’s fastest growing industries.”
Competitive events were held in areas relating to the nine industry sector pathways included in Home Economics Careers and Technology education including child development, education, consumer services, family and human services, fashion design and merchandising, interior design, food science, dietetics, and nutrition, food service and hospitality and tourism and recreation. The event also included workshops on leadership skills and anti-bullying.
“FHA-HERO students are able to sharpen their personal leadership and career skills by participating in competitive recognition events, leadership development activities, and community service projects,” said Murata-Ferdinandus.
Congratulations to the following Mountain View High School students who earned honors in their respective events: Ruby Alonso, Karina Arcos, Kimberly Caal, Erick Cerano, Maria Huerta, Maricela Lepe, Ringo Leung, Michelle Li, Ramon Moreno, Jasmin Rosas, Katie Olvera, Yuan Lin Tan, Vy Tran, Jeanette Polanco, Cecilia Reyes, John Pimentel, Jessica Tsien, Edith Zamora, Charity Wang and Esteban Moreno.
“The winners from these events will compete at the FHA-HERO state leadership meeting in Riverside later this month,” said Chavez. “We anticipate that Mountain View High School will do very well.”
More than 4,500 students participate in leadership development activities throughout the state. In California, FHA-HERO is sponsored by the Home Economics Careers and Technology Education Staff, California Department of Education.