CFPA Council News

Winter 2018


This is the first issue of the CFPA Council News! We are excited to share with you the latest information and activities.


Dear CFPA Community,

We would like to thank all the students, parents/guardians and faculty that have help create the CFPA Council. The CFPA Council hopes to become a CFPA Council with a 501c3 status and continue to grow to support the CFPA Program at Colgan High School.

Together we are building a financial base that will provide the CFPA Program with funds needed for program events, resources, scholarships and accommodate unfoerseen expenses. We strive to collaborate and support opportunities for the CFPA Community.

On behalf of the CFPA Council Board, we look forward to collaborating with you and appreciate your support.


Anaid Mikesh

President- CFPA Council

CFPA Council Officers & Chairpeople

The first meeting of the CFPA Council took place in September 2017. During the first meeting the following officers were elected:

President- Anaid Mikesh

Vice-President- Isabel Calangi

Treasurer- Kate Downes

Secretary- Robin Robertson

Public Relations- Kelly Goff

CFPA Coordinator- Vicki Burns

During the October Meeting, the following people volunteered to be the chairpeople for the following committees:

Events Chaiperson- Michele Walden

Fundraising Chairperson- Jeanmarie Copeland

Scholarship Chariperson- Drew Koelsch

Vision and Mission


The vision of the CFPA Council is to be a collaborative community that advocates for unity, support and opportunities for CFPA students.


The mission of the CFPA Council is to financially and logistically support - in a balanced and inclusive fashion - all CFPA concentrations, and the students who participate in them, in accordance with the Prince William County Schools’ policies and procedures.


The objectives of the CFPA Council:

1. create and nurture connections across all CFPA concentrations

2. increase engagement in CFPA program events and activities by forming strong community and business partnerships

3. advocate for financial support for students enrolled in the CFPA program

4. provide scholarship and/or opportunities for students enrolled in the CFPA program pursuing a future in the fine and performing arts or other post-secondary plans.

CFPA Fundraising Activities

The CFPA Council was busy this holiday season working to raise funds to support the CFPA Student Council Banquet and CFPA Scholarship Fund.

The CFPA Council sold the 2017 White House Ornament and coordinated with the CFPA Student Organization to have a CFPA Design Contest for the CFPA spirit wear.

Vicki Burns and Jeanmarie Copeland spearheaded our two fundraising events. As a result of their leadership and the volunteers that help sell ornaments, we raised $2327.05.

Way to go TEAM!

We plan to have additional spirit wear available for the spring. Stay tuned...

White House Ornament Fundraiser

CFPA Spirit Wear Design Contest

CFPA Council Meeting Dates

The CFPA Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in room 1201 at Colgan High School.

Our next meeting dates are scheduled for:

  • February 21. 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 23, 2018
  • June-TBD

CFPA Student Events

February 2018

2/15/18: Colgan CAPAC "Courageous Four" Performance at 7 p.m.

2/16/18: CFPA Student Organization Meeting

2/16/18: Colgan CAPAC "Courageous Four" Performance at 7 p.m.

2/17/18: Colgan CAPAC "Courageous Four" Performance at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

2/21/18: Colgan Band Concert Performance at 7 p.m.

2/28/18: Colgan Orchestra Concert Performance at 7 p.m.

March 2018

3/6/18: Colgan Choir Concert Performance at 7 p.m.

3/15/18- 3/17/18: Rogers & Hart Review- Musical Theatre Class Performance at 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre

3/19/18: CFPA Student Organization Banquet- Theme: Under the Sea

April 2018

4/12/18- 4/14/18: Hairspray Performance- Colgan Theatre at 7 p.m.

4/20/18: CFPA Student Organization Meeting

4/21/18: Colgan Dance Recital at 7 p.m.

4/21/18: Colgan Student Film Festival at 7 p.m.