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Cassville FCCLA State Leadership Conference Report- March 2018

Students from Cassville attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 11-13, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach.  There were more than 1,600 students (grades 6-12) and there teachers in attendance.

This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Unmask Your Leadership Powers”  The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills, and traffic safety.  In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 640 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.  Below you can see the accomplishments and achievements of our Cassville FCCLA members outlined.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer sciences education courses.  Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues. The Missouri association ranks fifth in the nation in membership with more than 9,800 members. There are more than 320 FCCLA chapters across the state.

STAR Event Competition Results


Schauna Dilbeck, 11th Grade- Silver medal recipient.

Schauna competed in the Focus on Children Senior category.  For her project she taught a lesson to 1st grade students about the importance of honesty.  

Zac Acheson, 9th Grade- Silver medal recipient

Zac competed in the Chapter Service Project Portfolio Junior category.  His project highlighted our chapter efforts this year as we partnered with

our local fire department for various service events and activities.

 

Lily Love, 8th Grade- Silver medal recipient

Lily competed in the Recycle & Redesign Junior category.  Her project required that she take a used item and turn it into something new and different.  Lily took an old blanket and reworked it to be used for a bathroom rug.

 

 

 

Mary Hayse, 11th Grade- Gold medal recipient. Mary competed in the Teach & Train Senior category.  Her project required that she research the teaching profession, complete a job shadowing experience, and plan and teach a lesson to her middle school math practicum class.

Olivia Holman, 9th Grade- Gold medal recipient- Advancing to National Competition: Olivia competed in the Nutrition & Wellness Junior category.  Her project required that she track her diet for 7 days, evaluate it, create a goals and a wellness plan to implement for improvement.  


Laura Stringer, 12th Grade- Silver medal recipient

Laura competed in the Chapter in Review Portfolio Senior category.  Her project required that she develop a digital portfolio that highlights all the different areas of our chapter’s yearly program of work including finances, fundraising, service projects, community partnerships, leadership and competitive events.   


Lexi Davison & Hallie Fratus, 8th Grade- Silver medal recipient

Lexi & Hallie competed in the Focus on Children Junior category.  For their project they organized, plan and taught a lesson on the importance of manners to elementary students.




Emma Berndt, Carlos Padilla & Andrew Gray, 6th Grade-

Gold medal recipients

Emma, Carlos & Andrews competed in the Environmental Ambassador Junior Category.  For their project they focused on expanding the current recycling to include aluminum cans.  




 

Dalia Phelps, 11th Grade-

Gold medal recipient

Dalia competed in the Teach & Train Senior category.  Her project required that she research the teaching profession, complete a job shadowing experience, and plan and teach a lesson to her intermediate special education practicum class.



 

Jordyn Stafford & Josie Guevara, 9th Grade- Gold medal recipient- Advancing to National Competition

Jordyn and Olivia competed in the Chapter Service Project Display Junior category.  Their project showcased our chapter’s service work with the Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary.



Emerson Grossman, 6th Grade- Gold medal recipient

Emerson competed in the Career Investigation Junior category.  Her project required that she research and job shadow her career of choice, a veterinarian.  

Britney Nowak & Savannah Lawrence, 12th Grade- Top 15 National Qualifier

Britney and Savannah competed in the online event Digital Stories for Change.  This is a national event, where participants develop a video to promote the FCCLA Career Connection program.  In addition to their video, they have to complete a storyboard and other paperwork that is loaded onto a website for submission.  The top 15 entries are invited to Level 2 competition and National Leadership Conference where they will improve on what they have already created and present to a group of judges.


State Officer Results:

Coleman Hoppes, 12th Grade- Outgoing Missouri FCCLA National Liaison

Zac Acheson, 9th Grade- Incoming Missouri FCCLA Vice President of STAR Events

Other Awards

  • Missouri FCCLA Leaders to Watch Award- Britney Nowak, 12th Grade; Jordyn Stafford, 9th Grade; and Josie Guevara, 9th Grade

  • $2,000 Missouri FCCLA Career Cluster Scholarship- Coleman Hoppes, 12th Grade

  • Missouri FCCLA Largest Chapter Award Runner-Up

  • Show Me 5 Member Award- Increase Membership by 5 or more

  • Career Connections Program- 3rd Place Winner

  • Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety Program- Honorable Mention

  • Community Service Program- Honorable Mention