Cassville FCCLA Members Attended National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA
Cassville FCCLA members joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA June 28 – July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC).
The conference provided FCCLA members opportunities to 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 “InspiRED by FCCLA”, which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.
Five Cassville members participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These 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 Atlanta, Jordyn Stafford and Josie Guevara achieved silver in Chapter Service Project Display, Olivia Holman achieved gold and second in the nation in Nutrition and Wellness, and Savannah Lawrence and Britney Nowak earned silver in Digital Stories for change. In addition, Zac Acheson completed state officer training and will be serving as the Missouri FCCLA Vice-President of STAR Events this year.
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 5,300 chapters from 49 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. The Cassville FCCLA Advisers are Mrs. Samantha Cosper, Cassville High School and Mrs. Ann Ellis, Cassville Middle School.
For more information on FCCLA, please contact Samantha Cosper at Cassville High School