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Peter Muhlenberg Middle School FCCLA Chapter Wins National FACTS Award

28 April 2017 News

The Peter Muhlenberg Middle School FCCLA has been selected to receive the 2017 National 1st Place Middle School Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) Award, sponsored by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

The goal of the FACTS program is to save lives through sober driving, seat belt use, and safe driving habits. The purpose of the FACTS award program is to encourage local chapter members to identify a specific community traffic safety problem and carry out an innovative project to address that need.  Using their Family and Consumer Sciences skills, members can take the lead in their communities and show how youth can make a difference.

As the national 1st Place Middle School, the Peter Muhlenberg Middle School FCCLA chapter will receive a $1,000 award, presented to them at the 2017 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 2 – 6 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ashlee Painter, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School and FCCLA Adviser, explained that the FACTS program at Peter Muhlenberg was designed to create awareness for seat belt safety. Students were invited to sign a seat belt pledge during lunch. Students who signed the pledge were able to wear a ‘duct tape seat belt’ to promote awareness throughout the school and community. Following the pledge, FCCLA officers conducted seat belt checks with School Resource Officer Deputy Frazier. As students were dropped off to school in the morning, anybody who was wearing a seat belt received candy.

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