News and Announcements

Updated September 12, 2023

2023-2024 Messages from the State Officers

Hello, Virginia FCCLA! As we begin the new school year, your State Executive Council is so excited to connect with you. Whether it is through the State Fair, College Days, or a virtual or in-person chapter visit, we are thrilled to be spending an Ultimate Journey with you all!”

State President, Manuel Coronel Cardoso. invites you on the Ultimate Journey.

Check back throughout the year for new videos created by each state officer!

State Contests

Information on State Contests offered by Virginia FCCLA for the 2023-24 school year are now available under the Competition section of this website. An overview of this year’s contests can be downloaded here.

Affiliation for 2023-2024 Open! Check out VA Membership Process

Use the Affiliation Tip Sheet to guide the affiliation process for the 2023-24 school year.

New Letterhead Design for Chapter Use!

Customize your own chapter letterhead by using the design provided by Virginia FCCLA. Find it on the Resources page of our website!

FCCLA Day at the State Fair of Virginia – Thursday, September 28

Join Virginia FCCLA on Thursday, September 28, 2023 for FCCLA Day at the fair! FCCLA members will have an opportunity to gather in Doswell for a day of contests, meeting state officers, exploring educational exhibits, and learning more about Virginia products while networking with advisers and members from across the state. Click here for details!

Congratulations to members from Page County High School and Page County Middle School – they were featured on the September 12 issues of national FCCLA’s Adviser Fast Facts and Member Minute!

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Upcoming Dates

Stay current with Virginia FCCLA Events such as the ones listed on the Upcoming Dates 2024 and be sure to frequently check back to the website!

VA FCCLA Contests for the Year

State officers are excited to offer chapters contests for members throughout the school year! Work in class, chapter meetings or at home to make the creations. Stay tuned in late September following the state officer meeting.

FCCLA Blazers Available for Rent!

Will your chapter officers and/or members be making a presentation to your local school board? What about a program planned for a community organization? The official FCCLA blazer is available for rent for short-term purposes such as these at a nominal cost. Use this rental form to request what you need!

NEW! Culinary Day of Service

Virginia FCCLA and ProStart teamed up to provide service opportunities for students at the Central Virginia FoodBank in Richmond. Their Community Kitchen hosted us on several dates in February and students provided hands-on service in food preparation for Meals on Wheels and other food programs. Check back for information on continued service opportunities in the 2023-2024 school year!

Social Media Photos and Chapter Recognition

Be sure to submit photos of chapter projects to Allison DuVal for Virginia FCCLA social media postings ( Help us spread the word about all of the great work that your chapter is doing!

National ACTE Teacher of the Year

Join us in congratulating Mrs. Bobbi Comer, who was named the 2022 Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year during the ACTE CareerTech Vision National Conference in Las Vegas. This award recognizes the finest Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students, and dedication to improving CTE in their institutions and communities.

For 35 years, Comer has been the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Teacher and FCCLA Adviser at Page County High School in Shenandoah, Virginia. Being an FCS teacher is not just a career; for Comer, it is a passion. Comer works to instill in students the importance of family and a love of learning so that they may one day effectively balance their roles at work and home.

Comer served as the Local Chapter Adviser Representative to the National FCCLA Board of Directors from 2019-2022. She has been the adviser to more than 30 FCCLA state officers and 5 national officers.

Virginia ACTE Teacher Awards

Congratulations to Karen Roberts, Manor High School in Portsmouth and to Alyese Justis, Arcadia High School in Accomack County for receiving state recognition at the Virginia ACTE conference in January 2023. Roberts received the CTE Teacher of the Year award and Justis was named New CTE Teacher of the Year. Both are Family & Consumer Sciences teachers and active FCCLA advisers at their schools!

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With the holiday season upon us, please consider involving FCS students in this special opportunity! Sitting down to enjoy a family meal with the realities of 21st Century lifestyles is a challenge. Yet, there are many positive long-term benefits of gathering around the dinner table to enjoy a meal with your family such as: promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen family ties, improve students’ academic performance, and lessen the likelihood of youth engaging in negative behaviors. FCCLA’s initiative, FCCLA@TheTable, encourages members to plan, prepare, and share healthy meals for their families. The ultimate goal is to engage youth in planning and preparing healthy meals for their family and to increase planned and prepared family meals nationwide. Click here for several resources!

The National Office Has Moved!

Be sure to alert your school’s bookkeeper on this new address for payment on any affiliation, conference, or other invoice payments:

13241 Woodland Park Road
Suite 100
Herndon, Virginia 20171