Three Forks Middle School FCCLA Chapter Wins National Student Body Program Award
May 5, 2021
Three Forks Middle School was recently selected to receive the 2021 national first Place Middle School Student Body Program Award.
The award was sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
During the pandemic in the spring and our return to school in the fall we realized many students were struggling with depression and anxiety as the year wore on everyone seemed to be arguing about politics and the unrest in our country. Many students in our school were being disrespectful and hurtful towards people who had a different opinion. As a group our FCCLA class felt we needed to do something to bring kindness back to our hallways. We worked together to plan a variety of activities to encourage kindness and lighten the mood in the hallways.
Student Body, a national peer-to-peer education program created by FCCLA, is designed to teach students how to make informed, responsible decisions about their health and provide opportunities for youth to teach others about making healthy choices. The Student Body award recognizes chapters that promote the healthy you, the fit you, the real you, and the resilient you.
The goals of our project were to: Encourage and educate students about the importance of kindness by carrying out random acts of kindness throughout the middle school. Activities for the project included our annual Sub four Santa Holiday project which provides gifts and food baskets to area families in need, making touch free photo booths for the Three Forks Christmas Stroll, making motivational locker magnets for all middle school students, and providing snacks for middle school students during semester tests. Our project focused on bringing "normal" back to the hallways and encourage students to recognize the accomplishments of others with our news wall and bulletin boards.
As the national first Place Middle School Student Body Program Award recipient, the Three Forks Middle School FCCLA chapter will receive a $1,000 award and will be recognized at FCCLA's 2021 Hybrid National Leadership Conference, June 27-July 2, 2021.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA reaches more than 180,000 members and over 5,000 Family and Consumer Sciences educators in the United States and territories.