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Cassville FCCLA Attended National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA

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57964ee45fbc2left to right- Robert Elliott, Samantha Cosper (Adviser), Coleman Hoppes
left to right- Robert Elliott, Samantha Cosper (Adviser), Coleman Hoppes

Cassville FCCLA joined more than 8,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA July 3rd-7th to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC).

The conference provided Cassville FCCLA students opportunities come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Empowered," which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.

"Our National Leadership Conference was a great success this year, with a record-setting attendance of over 8,500 members, advisers, partners and guests. During the past week we've watched thousands of students come together and realize their full potential through competition, career training, and workshops. The relationships developed and training experienced during this conference have empowered students to go into their schools and communities and make a difference, bringing with them the values and passions FCCLA brings to our members," said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Robert Elliott and Coleman Hoppes participated in Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events and the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl and attended specialized leadership trainings. FCCLA events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.  Competing with over 4,500 STAR Event participants in San Diego, Robert Elliott received a gold medal in the event Sports Nutrition Senior.  In addition, Coleman Hoppes completed the FCCLA State Officer Training to fulfill his role as Missouri FCCLA Vice President of Public Relations.  Students were accompanied by Mrs. Samantha Cosper, Cassville High School FCCLA Adviser.      

About FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.  FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5,400 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in families, careers, and communities.