Five representatives of the Big Valley Chapter FHA-HERO (
Future Homemakers of America-Home Economics Related Occupations)
attended the State Leadership Meeting of the California Association
FHA-HERO April 1-4 at the Radisson Hotel and Fresno Convention Center.
Members and adviser attending this statewide meeting were: Ms.
Sharon Yonehara, who served as chairperson for the Fashion Design
Event, Heather Thompson and Heather Oney, who served as voting
delegates and CRE assistants, Cory Click, who competed in Sewing
Mrs. Giachetti and Holly Cox from the Burney Chapter traveled with
the Big Valley Chapter. Holly Cox served as a member of the Nominating
Committee. Mrs. Pam Giachetti received her diamond pin for 20 years of
service as an FHA-HERO adviser.
Winners for the event were Stephanie Curry, 1st place in Sewing Proficiency Junior Division and
The theme for the three-day meeting was "Make a Mark in the New
Millennium." Speakers included Curtis Childers, who spoke on "it's Not
the Sky that's Gray" and Jennifer Esperante Gunter, whose topic was
"CHA-ampion in Life." Meeting activities included general sessions,
Competitive Recognition Event State Finals, Career and Teen Issue
workshops, and the election of the 2000-01 State Officers. The
participants were also able to spend a fun-filled day at Blackbeard's
fun park. The representatives returned home with many new ideas for
developing leadership programs and planning chapter projects.
FHA-HERO is a national vocational student organization for you men
and women interested in or enrolled in home economics education
programs. More than 4,000 students participate in leadership
development activities throughout the state. In California, FHA-HERO is
sponsored by the Home Economics Education Unit, California Department