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by Anne Donofrio-Holter


Mountain View High


Chapter Receives Honors

El Monte

The California Association FHA-HERO, and its sponsor, the Home Economics Careers and Technology Education Staff, California Department of Education has recognized Lori Chavez and Melissa Murata, Mountain View High School chapter advisors, with an Outstanding Advisor Award for the 2012-2013 school year.

“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 Chavez. “The focus of the organization is to prepare students for roles in some of California’s fastest growing industries.”

As there are more than 500 home economics instructors in California public schools, this recognition “speaks very highly of the tremendous level of career development, leadership skill development and personal growth activities promoted and supervised by Chavez and Murata.”  The Mountain View High School chapter was also recognized as one of only 15 chapters statewide receiving the State Superior Chapter Award.

There are 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.

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