Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.


To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

A.W. Beattie

The career center regularly has more than 50 FCCLA members who fundraise in school and through an annual Fish Fry at the building's restaurant, which is operated by students in the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and Early Childhood Education programs. Two students won state championships in April 2019.

FCCLA Pennsylvania results:

1st         Josh Eddy                            Northgate                          Food Art    

1st         Jacob Mann                        North Allegheny               Knife Skills   

2nd        Victoria Compernolle       Pine-Richland                    Early Childhood Education  

2nd        Alyssa Toscano                  Hampton Township         Chapter Service Project  

2nd        Ryane Taylor                      North Allegheny               Chapter Service Project  

2nd        Annalee Demitras             Pine-Richland                    Cake Decorating                             

3rd         Shelby Yurek                      Shaler                                 Baking                    

3rd         Aimee Meininghaus         North Hills                          Food and Beverage     

3rd         Emily Morrison                 Shaler                                   Life Event Planning    

3rd         Lexi Kaltreider                   Shaler                                   Life Event Planning     


Josh Eddy