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Two Cibola students elected as FCCLA state officers

CHS FBLA leaders Two Cibola High School students were elected as state officers for Arizona Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Inc. (FCCLA) on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 during the 2021 Virtual State Leadership Conference.

Maria Flores will serve as First Vice President and Abigail Gaxiola will serve as Vice President of Public Relations. Both officer positions are for the 2021-22 school year.

“Being elected as a state officer is one of the highest leadership honors an Arizona FCCLA member can achieve,” Yuma Union High School District Career & Technical Education Executive Director Lorie Honeycutt said. “For Cibola High School to have two students reach such a high honor, speaks to the hard work of the students and their adviser. We have placed an emphasized on developing leaders across Yuma Union High School District’s CTE courses and this is another example of the result of that work.”

Over the next year, both students will participate in leadership development, training, and program planning sessions alongside seven other members of the State Executive Council. They will also help set policies and develop future goals for the organization as a member of a committee of the Arizona FCCLA Board of Directors. Additionally, they and the other state officers will represent the organization by leading workshops and giving speeches around the state to inspire their student peers.

Flores and Gaxiola, who are both juniors, are enrolled in culinary arts at Cibola CTE teacher and FCCLA adviser Tawny Saldana.

Eric Patten