Mary Zieglmeier and Samantha Faber, Cambridge-Isanti High School seniors, are currently serving as the President and secretary of Region 4 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
FCCLA is a student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through career and technical family and consumer education.
Zieglmeier and Faber’s duties include planning, organizing and conducting the fall region meeting held in October.
Region 4 held its mid-winter competition in February in Blaine. Zieglmeier and Faber were charged with organizing the competitive events and the collection of “little dresses for Africa,” a state wide program to provide needed clothing for children in Africa.
Students from nine schools presented STAR Events in 42 areas of competition demonstrating the knowledge gained and/or projects conducted in their communities. Members who demonstrated a high level of proficiency advanced to State competition that will be held in Bloomington in April.
CIHS has seven members advancing to State competition. They are Bailey Houle in Career Investigation and Everyday Equations, Kico McCarthy in Everyday Equations, Laura Dalrymple and Samantha Faber in National Programs in Action (STOP the Violence national program), Samantha Faber, Elise Hitchings and Mary Zieglmeier in Illustrated Talk, Mary Zieglmeier in Laws of Life essay and Samantha Faber, Elise Hitchings, Kico McCarthy and Lara Dalrymple in the Senior Buzz Quiz Bowl competition.
Kristin Williams will serve as the chapter voting delegate at the state conference. Laura Dalrymple is the CIHS FCCLA president and Rebecca Lieser is the chapter advisor.