Adult Awards

The Honorary Membership, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding School Administrator awards give recognition to adult leaders who have supported the FCCLA program in exemplary ways. They are presented annually at the State Leadership and Recognition Conference.


Honorary Membership is given to those who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the FCCLA organization at the state level. The nomination form is available as a download below.

Click here for the State Honorary Membership Award Application
Due by January 15 to State President
(The state president’s name and address are listed under the State Executive Council page of this website)


The Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals who have given significant support to the FCCLA program in a local chapter. The chapter must submit the nomination form, found as a download below, to the state association. The award will be given by the state, based on the chapter’s recommendation.

Click here for the State Distinguished Service Award Application
Due by January 15 to State President
(The state president’s name and address are listed under the State Executive Council page of this website)


The Outstanding School Administrator award recognizes local school administrators who consistently promote and support the FCCLA programs in their schools or school divisions. Nominations are made by FCCLA chapters and submitted to the state association for evaluation. The nomination form is found as a download below.

Click here for the School Administrator Award Application
Due by January 15 to State President
(The state president’s name and address are listed under the State Executive Council page of this website)



2019 Virginia FCCLA Honorary Members
Rita Dolberry-Burke ~ Retired as Adviser at Meadowbrook High School
Penny Cooke ~ Retired as Adviser at New Horizons Regional Education Center
Deborah Kyles ~ Retired as FCS Supervisor for Richmond City Schools
Donna Lythgoe ~ Retired as Adviser at L.C. Bird High School
David Will ~ Friend, Supporter, and Family Member of Virginia FCCLA

2021 Virginia FCCLA Honorary Members
Jane Brown ~ Former Adviser at Powhatan High School
Beth Goforth ~ Retired as Adviser at Richlands High School
Donna Martz ~ Retired as Adviser at Broadway High School
Kathy Peery ~ Retired as Adviser at Graham Middle School
Rose Rogers ~ Retired as Adviser at Princess Anne High School

2019 Distinguished Service Awards
John Dalton Ferguson ~ Friend and Supporter of Gate City High FCCLA
Sherri Heflin ~ Friend and Supporter of Robert E. Lee High FCCLA
Hope Keen ~ Former Adviser at East Rockingham High
Carolyn Pitches ~ Chairman of the City of Fairfax School Board
Brandy Strickler ~ Friend and Supporter of Page County High FCCLA

2019 Virginia School Administrator Award
Melissa Foltz ~ Principal at Strasburg High School
Becky Harden ~ Assistant Principal at Robert E. Aylor Middle School
David Rudy ~ Principal at Robert E. Aylor Middle School

2019 National FCCLA STAR Events Volunteer of the Year
Penny Cooke ~ retired as FCCLA Adviser New Horizons Regional Education Center and 18-Year Member of the Virginia STAR Events Management Team

2018 National FCCLA STAR Events Volunteer of the Year
Gracie Quarles ~ FCCLA Adviser at Louisa County Middle School and 17-Year Member of the Virginia STAR Events Management Team

2018 National FCCLA Alumni Achievement Award
Chef Jeff Bland ~ Former State Officer, Former VA Alumni & Associates President, and Former Member of the VA FCCLA Board of Directors