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College welcomes high school students, teachers to 'Wild About FCS'

Friday, October 2, 2015

More than 50 students and family and consumer sciences teachers from high schools around the state will gather today for “Wild about FCS” at Kansas State University.

High school students at the 2014 Wild about FCS pose with their new t-shirts (purple of course) under the Justin Hall word cloud.

High school students at the 2014 Wild about FCS pose with their new t-shirts (purple of course) under the Justin Hall word cloud.

Nolan Henderson, FCS teacher at Free State High School in Lawrence, will keynote the day.

The day-long event, sponsored by the colleges of human ecology and education, kicks off the Say Yes to FCS at K-State campaign.

The purpose of the campaign is to encourage students to become family and consumer sciences educators. “FCS education empowers students to manage the challenges of living and working in today’s society,” said Sally Yahnke, associated professor in education. Her students get degrees form the College of Human Ecology and teaching certification.

The profession has more job openings than qualified teachers, both in Kansas and nationwide, Yahnke said.

She predicts the new graduate will have a choice of teaching jobs in today’s market.

This article was posted on Friday, October 2, 2015, and is filed under College News.