Kasi and Nikki Grosserode were recognized by Gov. Dave Heineman and Department of Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt today during the invitation only Commissioner's Recognition for Student Excellence in Nebraska Career Education.
Kasi & Nikki Grosserode attended Monday's recognition with Cindy Hild, who retired from Neligh-Oakdale in May after serving as the longtime advisor for the school's FCCLA program.
Kasi & Nikki Grosserode are the daughters of Loren and Shelly Grosserode of Neligh.
Two Neligh-Oakdale students were recognized this afternoon at an invitation-only event at the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda.
Kasi and Nikki Grosserode, daughters of Loren and Shelly Grosserode of Neligh, were recognized by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Department of Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt today at the Commissioner's Recognition for Student Excellence in Nebraska Career Education.
The Grosserodes, who are sophomores at Neligh-Oakdale, earned the honor by receiving a gold medal at the national FCCLA conference over the summer. They received 98 out of a possible 100 points on their STAR project.
Monday's award presentation was held at the rotunda in Lincoln followed by an awards reception at the Governor's Residence. Students in all Career Student Organizations were recognized for their outstanding performance at national competitions this past year.
FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. In Nebraska, nearly 4,000 members, grades 7-12 in 118 chapters are involved in FCCLA Programs.
FCCLA promotes leadership experiences and student decision-making opportunities through the Family and Consumer Sciences program. Chapter activities hep extend classroom learning beyond the classroom.
Through hands-on projects that they develop, implement and evaluate, students are able to accept responsibility, experience leadership, build relationships, develop appreciation for diversity, analyze and solve problems, apply academic and communication skills, adapt to change and establish positive work-related attitudes and habits.