Thomson Middle Wins FCCLA National Championship | Schools
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Thomson Middle School students Brittany Foust, Abigail Butler and Becca Bobbitt (pictured from left) won gold medals at the Family, Career and Community, Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Convention. This past July, they competed in the “Focus on Children, Jr.” event in Orlando, Fl. Thousands of students from across the U.S. attended the convention.
Assistant Principal of Instruction Dustin Dykes commented, “We are so proud of Becca, Abigail, Brittany and their advisor, Ms. Cape! Winning the National Championship as sixth graders is very impressive!”
The young ladies stressed the importance of eating healthy and staying active. They shared their message with Eagle Springs Elementary School Pre-K children in Lori McHenry’s class. The Thomson students prepared and served spinach ice cream called “Shrek” ice cream to demonstrate how to take food from “Yuck to Yum.” The Pre-K students enjoyed healthy lime-green ice cream while watching a puppet show featuring healthy-eating animal puppets.
FCCLA is a dynamic national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members. It was founded in 1945.
Leigh Cape teaches Family and Consumer Sciences and is the FCCLA Adviser at Thomson Middle. The school is located at 301 Thomson Street in Centerville. Dr. Walter Stephens serves as principal. For more information, contact Cape at 478-953-0489. Information is also posted online at http://fcclainc.org/.