PLANO — The Future Educators of America (FEA) club at Plano High School, under the direction of Nicole Walters, is making a strong comeback in the 2012-13 school year.
On Oct. 4, 16 FEA students participated in Read for the Record through the Aurora University FEA and Jumpstart Education. The students read “Ladybug Girl and The Bug Squad” to Centennial Elementary School students. The number of students who were read to was recorded, along with other schools in the nation, and Read for the Record broke the Guinness Record from last year.
On Oct. 31, 27 FEA students read “Pumpkin Jack” to 338 students at Centennial School. This activity included a preview of vocabulary for the life cycle of a pumpkin and an activity documenting the life cycle of a pumpkin through the seasons. Tim Fisher, foreign language teacher at Plano High School, assisted with the Spanish version of the presentation for the bilingual classroom.
On Nov. 3, members went to Waubonsee Valley High School for the FEA/AU Walk for Education. Prior to the walk, the students presented their banner for the theme “Teach – Plant the Seed, Watch It Grow.” With more than 47 hours spent on planning, cutting, ironing and sewing, the students won first place.
Other participating schools were Hinckley Big-Rock, second place; West Aurora, third place; Waubonsie Valley; St. Charles East; Sandwich; Oswego; Oswego East; St. Charles North; and Metea Valley.
FEA members have three more events to participate in this semester: the Brochure and Display Board Competition in November at Aurora University, 12 FEA students are doing a skit about Character Counts-Caring for Centennial students and another reading to third-grade students at Centennial in December. They are planning an end-of-the-semester social in December.