Lebanon Trail Shines at FCCLA Conference

Aug 19, 2022

LTHS Teacher Aneesha Jackson

Frisco ISD Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students and staff were hard at work this summer representing the district at the National Leadership Conference in San Diego.

Through FCCLA, students develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication and career preparation through family and consumer science education.

Lebanon Trail High School teacher Aneesha Jackson received two national awards: Educated Adviser and Master Adviser. Jackson has been an adviser for six years, with three years at her prior campus Centennial High School. She is the FISD District FCCLA lead adviser and focuses on collaborating and planning with FCCLA students and staff across the District. 

All 12 Frisco ISD high schools offer career and technical education classes that provide learning and exploration opportunities in several family consumer science fields. Learn more about course offerings.

“I am incredibly humbled to have been honored with the Educated Adviser and Master Adviser awards,” Jackson said. “We have extraordinary students who exhibit leadership skills in the classroom, across the campus and community and we teachers work day in and out supporting them in their learning and outreach.”

Michelle Fiszer, Eshani Dutta, and Aneesha Jackson at FCCLA nationals

Jackson received the Educated Adviser award based on her commendable work ethic that stands out across the nation. She ensures students develop strong character and skills that work to serve their school, community and state. As a Master Adviser, Jackson was recognized for continuously promoting family consumer science education, facilitating youth-centered activities and continuing to integrate new ideas.

Lebanon Trail senior Eshani Dutta advanced to the national competition after receiving 1st place at the state competition earlier this year for her fashion design and skills. Dutta competed in the national Fashion Construction Level 3 competitive event where she modeled a handmade and designed garment. 

Dutta was recognized as one of the nation's Top Ten High-Score Finalists and received the highest honor, a Gold Medal. She was also selected as one of the Top 20 designers to participate in the FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) FCCLA national fashion show. She plans to attend the FIDM in California where she will utilize the scholarships she received through FCCLA. 

Dutta was supported by Michelle Fiszer, her teacher and FCCLA mentor, in preparation for the Fashion Construction competition.

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