Springfield FBLA Chapter members represented their school in Vail over the weekend. Ally Loflin, Rebekah Heath and Jayci Westphal made a live presentation as an entrepreneurship team event. Tatelyn Lasley and Brenna Shettron scored a 91% in Emerging Business Issues which was also a live presentation. Acadia Smith competed in Introduction to Business. This is a top trip for Springfield High School students.
Top Row: Rebekah Heath, Acadia Smith, and Ally Loflin.
Front Row: Tatelyn Lasley, Jayci Westphal, and Brenna Shettron.
Congratulations to the following FCCLA members for representing Springfield High School in Denver over the weekend.
Jayci Westphal received a silver award for Career Investigation; Ali Parks and Brenna Shettron received a bronze award for Chapter in Review; Acadia Smith and Justin Krueger received a bronze award for Chapter Service; Alexis Crane and Stormi Quick received a bronze award for Chapter Service and Tatelyn Lasley, Desiree Rose and Zoe Alberti received a bronze award for National Programs in Action. They had a great leadership experience.
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Baca County High School Summit
Springfield students attending the summit from L to R: Haley Lukie, Megan Shiplett, Mitchell Clare, Jillian Butler, Marion Hebberd, and Kiah Callahan.
A Baca County high school summit was made possible by the generosity of the Peoples Credit Union, Springfield, Colorado. The Peoples Credit Union sponsored “Rachel’s Challenge” during the spring of 2016.
Springfield High School was the site of a Baca County high school summit on February 1, 2017. The summit pertained to promoting positive school and campus culture, building quality and lasting interpersonal relationships, as well as cultivating leadership qualities and modeling the conduct we expect from others. Attending the summit were students from Campo and Pritchett, Springfield and Vilas.
Students and sponsors from these schools shared their ideas and practices on February 1st. Each of these schools has a Friends of Rachel (FOR) club. FOR clubs act on ways to look for the best in others, treat others according to the Golden Rule, choose positive influences and confront negative influences, speak words of kindness, and being forgiving of self and others.
Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of negativity with acts of respect and kindness. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people, especially youth, every year.
Over two million students have attended presentations about Rachel’s vision, including those at this summit.
Rachel’s Challenge may be likened to a tool box. Students and school staff need tools to reverse negative trends, like student isolation and hurtful choices, bullying and discrimination, violence and anti-social conduct. Rachel’s Challenge provides schools with a sustainable solution.
Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance can motivate us to consider the quality of our interpersonal relationships. Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our lives have purpose and meaning. Rachel’s life story gives us permission to dream big and start our own chain reaction of decency and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.
Once again, Rachel’s Challenge was brought to Springfield and Baca County schools in 2016 by the generosity of the Peoples Credit Union. Deann Billings and Monty Barham from the credit union were instrumental in providing school officials the necessary funding to bring Rachel’s Challenge to these communities. Paige Ratliff from the credit union attended the February 1st meeting. Paige is the marketing coordinator at Peoples Credit Union and is a 2010 graduate of Springfield High School.
A significant outcome of the meeting on February 1st was a commitment to have representatives from area FOR clubs meet on quarterly bases. The next quarterly meeting will be hosted by Campo schools. Vilas will host first quarter meetings, Pritchett will host second quarter meetings, Springfield will host third quarter meetings, and Campo will host fourth quarter meetings.