Students Participate in State Leadership Conference
FCCLA Star Events
April 24, 2012
Members of the MHS FCCLA Chapter recently attended the 66th annual Kansas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference April 1-3 in Wichita, KS. With more than 1,500 FCCLA members, SLC was truly the ultimate leadership experience. With the conference theme of “FCCLA: The Family Network,” the Kansas State Executive council lead the conference in all the General Sessions. Amy Gallimore was the keynote speaker as she spoke on the importance of leadership. Amy Gallimore is an employee of Tri-Leadership and speaks to organizations all over the country.
Members also competed in STAR (Students taking action with recognition) Events. STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Allison Reinhart competed in Applied Technology in the senior category level and received a silver medal. Isabell Inscho competed in Job Interview in the senior category and received a bronze medal. Kathryn Campbell and Sheena Brubaker competed in the Chapter Showcase Manual in the senior category and received a silver medal. Courtney Thornton competed in Chapter Showcase Display in the senior category and received a bronze medal. Kylie Mull, Savannah Clark and Adam Garbin attended as voting delegates. Adam Garbin was also a competitor for the National Japanese Exchange program.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has a national membership of over 205,000 young men and women in nearly 6,500 chapters. There are 50 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth. Former members are eligible to become members of Alumni & Associates. To learn more about FCCLA log onto www.ksde.org/ksfccla or www.fcclainc.org or contact Mrs. Kleiber at Minneapolis Jr. Sr. High School.