by David J. Santistevan, Jr.
TRINIDAD — Trinidad District #1 recently announced that Denise Sciacca, a family and science teacher at Trinidad School District #1, received the Spirit of Advising Award at the 2018 FCCLA conference that was recently held in Atlanta, GA. The award, for demonstrating excellence in modeling Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is an honor bestowed annually on one FCCLA Chapter adviser from each state. Sciacca was nominated by Andrea Arago, Colorado State Adviser, for her exemplary advising.
“We are proud that Denise represents Trinidad School District #1 and our teachers,” Trinidad School District #1 Superintendent Bonnie Aaron said at a recent school board session, adding, “She is a great example of what teaching is all about.”
The award recognizes chapter advisers who work faithfully and often quietly, behind the scenes, to ensure the success of students in their schools. The advisers’ patience, good humor, flexibility, and skills form the foundation of FCCLA at the local and state levels.
Joe Vergillio, Trinidad High School Athletic Director added, “Denise’s commitment of time and effort to the students at THS is very appreciated. We are glad to see one of our own recognized.”