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Families First and Japanese Exchange Program

Congratulations to Jana Bowman and Jacob Major, winners of the 2018 Japanese Exchange Program scholarships!
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Families First logo

This national program helps members to build and share skills for a strong family life. Members can enjoy fun, hands-on experiences in five different units:

  • Families Today
  • You-Me-Us
  • Meet the Challenge
  • Balancing Family and Career
  • Parent Practice

National Awards: Top Middle School - $ 1,000; Top High School - $1,000; Runner-Up Award - $500

Click the button below to link to the national FCCLA Web site section with additional information on the program awards application process.
Program Apps link


Awards from Virginia FCCLA

The Virginia Association recognizes those chapters who submit the complete program award application online to national FCCLA by their March 1 deadline. Names of the submitting chapters are printed in the state conference program, appear on the screens during a conference general session, receive a program ribbon for their conference name badges, and receive a program award certificate. Click the button below to open an MSWord document with instructions and information on Virginia's program award process.

How to Get Ribbons

Direct questions about Virginia's recognition for national programs participation to:
Debbie Will
6245 Greenwick Drive ~ Glen Allen, VA  23059 

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Louisa Project


Congratulations to Jana Bowman and Jacob Major - 2018 Japanese Exchange Program Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners


Congratulations to
Louisa County Middle School
2018 National Families First Runner-Up
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2018 Virginia Award Winners in
Families First

Blacksburg High School
Broadway High School
Buckingham Career & Tech Center
Buffalo Gap High School
Carl Sandburg Middle School
Central High School - Shenandoah
City of Fairfax FCCLA
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Deep Run High School
East Rockingham High School
Eastern View High School
Eastside High School
Elkton Middle School
Fort Defiance High School
Franklin County High School
Gate City High School
Giles High School
Godwin High School
Grayson County CATE Center
Herndon Middle School
J. Frank Hillyard Middle School
James Madison High School
James Wood High School
Lord Botetourt High School
Louisa County Middle School
Luray High School
Manchester High School
Massanutten Technical Center
Millbrook High School
Mountain View High School
Nansemond River High School
New Horizons Culinary
New Horizons Early Childhood
Norfolk Tech - A Day
Orange County High School
Page County High School
Page County Middle School
Powhatan High School
Richlands High School
Riverheads High School
Rockbridge County High School
Rye Cove High School
Scott County Career & Technical Center
Spotsylvania High School
Stewart Middle School
Stonewall Jackson High School - Shenandoah
Strasburg High School
Stuarts Draft High School
Stuarts Draft Middle School
Tallwood High School
Turner Ashby High School
Wilson Memorial High School
Wilson Middle School
Woodgrove High School

Congratulations to Louisa County Middle School
2018 National Runner-Up in Families First
$500 Prize

Louisa Award

Japanese Exchange logo

The Japanese Exchange is part of the FCCLA Families First program. Members may receive a full scholarship to spend next summer in Japan. They will live with a Japanese family and visit famous sites. This scholarship is available to FCCLA members who are high school sophomores and juniors.

The application is available from the national FCCLA Web site and is due to Youth for Understanding and FCCLA in early January. Detailed information is available from national FCCLA at: