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City of Fairfax FCCLA Brings Home Gold, Silver Medals at Nationals

Nine students from the City of Fairfax schools earned gold and silver medals in competitive events at the 2018 FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference held earlier this summer in Atlanta. A total of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences-related competitive events called STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) were offered. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.

Gold Medal winners were:
•    Miranda Cespedes of Fairfax High School and Yale Kim and Emily Sarber of Lanier Middle School in Food Innovations.
•    Juliana Luckabaugh of Fairfax High School and Hana Ismail and Riley Sarber of Lanier Middle School in Promote and Publicize FCCLA.

Earning Silver Medals were:
•    Hope Peters of Lanier Middle School, Advocacy STAR event.
•    Naomi Daniels and Kayleigh Williams of Lanier Middle School, Chapter Service Project Display.

Additionally,  the following students were recognized for completing  the following challenges:  Engage track; Juliana Luckabaugh of Fairfax High completed the ENGAGE Leadership Academy and Hope Peters and Emily Sarber of Lanier Middle earned the LAUNCH Leadership Academy certificate and medal.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a national student organization whose programs are planned and run by members, and the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.

City of Fairfax Schools Recognize Over 100 Students, Teachers

The City of Fairfax School Board closed their 2017-2018 school year by recognizing over 100 elementary and middle school students at their regular school board meeting on Monday, June 4th.

Students from Lanier Middle School were honored for District and All Virginia Chorus, All District Band and Orchestra, Scholastic Art and Writing, eCybermission STEM competition, Kidwind Turbine National Placement, FCCLA National Competition and Caring for Our Watershed Winners. In addtion, retiring staff and Teacher of the Year award winners were recognized.

Elementary students from Daniels Run ES and Providence ES were recognized for Honors Band and Chorus, Student Government, Patrol, and special awards created by each school including the Kindness Award, Innovation, Bravery and Perserverance.

The School Board also recognized Fairfax High School Alumni Second Lt. Simone Askew who was the first African American female to be named First Cadet at West Point. Askew will attend Oxford next year as a Rhodes Scholar.

Students from Fairfax High School were recognized in May.

Lanier MS Spinners Place 2nd at Nationals

The Lanier Middle Spinners team won four awards at the KidWind National Competition in Chicago.  After winning the Northern Virginia Region KidWind Challenge competition, team members Faith H., Laila A., Christopher B,, Thomas B., and Stephanie T. qualified for the national competition. They captured the Wind Geek Award (for the highest percentile score on the Knowledge Test), the Best Teamwork Award, the Big Tunnel Award (for building and successfully testing a college-level wind turbine), and placed second overall against a very competitive field of 40 regional champion middle schools from states across the country.

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