Wilcox's fashion design teacher, Mindy Trisko, is being recognized by Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) as a Master Adviser out of 6,000 chapter advisers nationwide.
Each year FCCLA awards outstanding advisors for their dedication to the organization, commitment to their students, and service to their colleagues. Mindy Trisko earned this award for her role at competitive recognition events for Region 5 for the second year. As part of her role, she assisted in rewriting many of the events, creates content for the FCCLA advisor's sessions, served as a room consultant at both the spring and state leadership meetings for over six years, has competitors year after year who consistently rank in top 3 at state competitions, and has hosted fall and spring meetings for the past two years. In addition to all of that, Trisko co-advises a local chapter at Wilcox High School.
"I feel so honored to have received this award out of so many other dedicated and amazing advisors,” said Trisko. “Being an advisor of FCCLA is a commitment that requires many hours of work outside of the school day. Every advisor is committed to the organization and we all work as a strong web of interwoven threads here to support each other and ultimately our students, together. Me earning this award was in large part due to my FCCLA co-advisor at Wilcox, Rizi Manzon. Rizi and I work side-by-side to complete all of these tasks together, so he is just as deserving of this award as I am."