Recognition is about acknowledging contributions and accomplishments of members and the chapter.Recognition methods and events ensure all members know how important they are and build be built into every chapter project and activity. Recognition can be as simple as a heartfelt, face-to-face “thank you” pr as elaborate as a formal banquet.Recognition has an important role in your membership campaign. Many students are motivated by the opportunity to earn recognition, and FCCLA offers plenty of ways for both individuals and chapters to be recognized. When recruiting new members, be sure to highlight their accomplishments.

Chapter Awards

Colorado FCCLA offers the following state level awards for all affiliated chapters.

Chapter of Merit Award

The Chapter of Merit Award recognizes chapters who demonstrate their involvement and participation in local, district, state, and national FCCLA activities. Chapters may earn the gold level, silver level, or bronze level based on the total activities completed in the membership year.

2016 Bronze Level

  • Eaton High School

2016 Silver Level

  • Cherry Creek High School
  • Rocky Mountain High School

2016 Gold Level

  • Merino High School
  • Roosevelt High School

Colorado Program Award Application

Chapters may apply to showcase their hard work and innovative National Program projects. 1st place chapter winners may be honored with cash awards and special recognition at the State Leadership Conference, online, and in the Colorado Comments newsletter.

Spirit Stick of Service Award

The Spirit stick recognizes the chapter that has the largest involvement in the state service project. Chapters gain the following points for involvement:

  • 2 hours of service = 1 mile
  • Pairing up with another organization = 2 miles
  • Adopting a highway or roadside = 5 miles
  • Each newspaper publication = 5 miles
  • Each social media post (#COFCCLA) = 1 mile

The chapter with the most miles compared to affiliated members will be award the Spirit Stick at the 2017 State Leadership Conference.

2016 Award Recipient: Wray High School

Ultimate Image Award

The Colorado Ultimate Image Award recognizes the chapter attending the 2017 State Leadership Conference that exemplifies the following leadership qualities:

  • Professional Attire
  • Exceptional Manners
  • Active Participation
  • Positive Attitude
  • Representation of FCCLA Brand

The Media Team, Alumni & Associates Board, and Youth Expo vendors will determine which chapter best represents the Ultimate FCCLA image at the 2017 State Leadership Conference.

2016 Award Recipient: Cheraw High School

Up Membership Award

The Up Membership Awards recognize one middle school and one high school chapter that has the largest numerical increase in membership and one middle school and one high school chapter that has the largest percent increase in membership for that given year from each of the following divisions:

  • Middle School
  • High School

Chapters must be nationally affiliated by February 15, 2017 in order to be considered for these awards. All comparison data will be taken from the February 15, 2016 data. Comparison of data will be conducted by the State Adviser and verified by the Colorado FACS Program Director and another Colorado Career and Technical Education Employee.

2016 Largest Percent Increase Award Recipients: Evergreen Middle School and Vista Ridge High School

2016 Largest Numerical Increase Award Recipients: Holmes Middle School and Chaparral High School

District Awards

Each Colorado FCCLA District has their own awards for chapters within their district. Colorado FCCLA offers the following state level award for our districts.

District of Excellence Award

The District of Excellence Award recognizes the Colorado FCCLA district that exemplifies the ultimate leadership experience through their district activities. Districts submit quarterly reports on activities and the recipient is chosen by the state officer team.