The South Dakota Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently held the 2015 Fall Leadership Training at the Crossroads Hotel in Huron, South Dakota. The theme for the event was “FCCLA: EmPower – MePower.” The theme speaks to making the right choices and committing yourself to making a positive impact within your family, your school, FCCLA and your community. The logo shows the reverse “MePower” to illustrate that the power to affect this change lies within us all.
Students were challenged to improve their communication and leadership skills in today’s workforce arena. Two students from Winner High School FCCLA joined over 300 FCCLA members from across the state on October 4-5 to participate in Rookie Camp, Power Training, State Officer Training, or State Leadership Team Training. Rookie Training attendees learned about National Programs, Star Events and basic information about FCCLA. Power Training incorporated dynamic leadership activities, team building activities, Knowledge Bowl, and various National Program presentations that expanded students’ knowledge of FCCLA. State Leadership Team members were trained and identified the 2015-2016 State FCCLA service projects. The SD FCCLA Current Trends Leadership Team has chosen the national program, Student Body, as its current issue for the 2015-2016 school year. The Trends Team will use the Student Body National Program and focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social health of teenagers and their families.
The National Outreach Team chose to focus on a national focus, Lead2Feed. This service learning program nurtures a new generation of leaders while working to end local and global hunger. Abi Leyden, FCCLA State Officer, assisted with training for Rookie Training participants. Molly Connot attended State Leadership Team training and planning. They are members of the Winner FCCLA Chapter. Kris Brockhoft, local FCCLA adviser, attended the training and presented adviser workshops Rookie Training sessions.
FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and was first established in 1945 and in South Dakota in 1946. Family serves as the central focus of this organization. This career and technical student organization prepares youth to assume their adult roles in society as wage earners, community leaders, and caring family members by giving them important life skills needed to thrive in their families, careers and communities.
Winner High School football ended the regular season undefeated and the No. 1 seed as they rolled over Jones County/White River 50-0 Thursday night in Murdo. The game ended at half due to the mercy rule.
This was the fifth shutout this season for the Warriors.
It was a wet contest as a constant rain fell during the game.
Colome High School football team was nipped 13-8 by Scotland in the final game of the regular season Thursday night.
This was the first loss for the Cowboys who will go into the playoffs with a 7-1 record.
In the final moments, Colome attempted to bounce back from a one touchdown deficit.
Winner varsity volleyball team competed in the SESD tournament Saturday in Platte. The Lady Warriors were 2-2 for the day. Sydney Fritz was named to the all-tournament team.
Platte-Geddes defeated Winner 17-25, 25-23 and 21-25. In the next match, Winner defeated Gregory 23-25, 25-18, 25-16. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton defeated Winner 15-25, 25-27. Winner defeated Scotland 25-10, 25-21.
“We played very good one game and then we would struggle getting anything going the next,” said coach Jaime Keiser. She said the team played inconsistent all day.
“We did a great job of passing the ball in serve receive but had a lot of hitting errors which gave our opponents lots of unearned points. We same some great teams and had had great competition,” said Keiser.
Earlier in the week, Wagner defeated Winner 3-0. The scores were 21-25, 16-25, 14-25.
The Lady Warriors will close out the regular season when they travel to Mt. Vernon/Plankinton on Oct. 29. The varsity and junior varsity matches will be played in Plankinton.
The regional tournament starts on Nov. 5.
Colome volleyball team picked up two wins this week and improved its record to 16-9.
The Cowgirls defeated St. Francis 25-16, 21-25, 25-23 and 25-15.
On Oct. 23, Colome defeated Crow Creek 25-8, 25-15, 25-16.
Winner competitive cheerleaders competed in the state A meet Friday in Brandon.
“The girls put on their best performance of the season and placed third in the large stunting/tumbling and took fifth overall out of 19 teams,” said coach Val Ewing.
The top five teams were Sioux Valley, Dell Rapids, Platte-Geddes, Bon Homme and Winner.
Winner High School girls cross country team placed 13th at the state meet Saturday in Sioux Falls.
The Lady Warriors were led by Jaclyn Laprath who took 43rd. She was followed by Chloe Bartels, 53rd; Sam Schuyler, 78th; Aryn Meiners, 97th; Megan Blare, 114; Hayley Halverson, 129th.
In the boys varsity, Colby Curtis took 98th.
The Winner dance team finished the season at the State A competition on Oct. 23 in Brandon.
The hip hop team placed 2nd, large pom placed 3rd and kick placed 3rd in individual categories. In overall competition, Winner took fourth place.
“As a coach I am extremely proud of our placement and improvement over the year,” said coach Cyndy DeMers. “We performed well and the competition was very close. This is a difficult sport that takes a lot of energy, stamina and skill. These girls have attended numerous morning practices and worked hard to make this season a success,” said DeMers.
She added team captains Hayley Halverson, Dacey Kocer, Skyler VanDenHul have put in many extra hours on choreography and practice.
Winner High School cheer team placed fifth out of 10 schools in Platte on Oct. 17.
This was the last competition before state.
“It’s been a roller coaster of a season. We have never had a full squad at a performance,” said coach Val Ewing. “We had to rework our routine the morning of the Platte meet due to an injury. I could not be more proud of these girls and their work ethic, determination and desire to do well,” said Ewing.
“They work through pain and frustration and are always looking for ways to improve. They won’t settle for anything less than their best and I am hoping to have that performance at state.”
Brayden James Worden, born May 23, 2015, passed away October 22, 2015.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Michelle Worden; grandparents, Steve and Darla Jones and Ray and Karen Worden; great-grandparents, Douglas and Marilyn Jones, Jim and Darnytia Kucera, Ivan and Mary Wille, Norman Worden and Laura Knight; great-great grandparent, Olive Sargent; aunts and uncles, Jacob Worden, Nikki and Lee Huber and their children, Carter, Cole, and KyLee; and numerous relatives and friends.