Career Tech and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Month was February. The students in Mrs. Rucker’s classes planned and executed a project to increase literacy and work together with adults in our community to promote Family and Consumer Sciences education and related occupations. The students designed and made “Dr. Seuss” hats and gave them to local dignitaries to read to children in return for a picture of them reading to a group of children. A gift that will last a lifetime!
Hats were given to: County Commissioner Sandra Little-Brown (read at Brown Elementary), Mayor William Bell, Councilor Jay Roberson (read at Oxmoor Valley Elementary), Police Chief A.C. Roper (read at Minor Elementary), Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Dr. Becky Lee, Regina Hope –Principal (read at Wenonah High School), Virginia Carroll (Librarian, read at Wenonah), Sharon Thompson (Head Custodian at Wenonah read at Wenonah) Ada Blair wore her hat three days.
When teachers in the building wanted a hat we referred them to Cody Sutton, 9th grade FCCLA member who picked up sewing the hat in one day! After his first day of working on the hats he went to Mrs. Rucker and said, “I never thought about it before but I think I will buy me a sewing machine and start me a business!” The project was a success! Not only did the children of Birmingham receive the gift of a lifetime, the students at Wenonah received College and Career Readiness Skills.