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Members of the Glenwood City FCCLA Chapter along with their adviser and 2 chaperones joined more than 8,700 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers in Anaheim, California June 30-July 4 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC). Once there attendees were able to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, explore career pathways, and listen to inspiring speakers.
This year’s conference theme encouraged participants to “Believe in Yourself” through competing in Competitive Events, running for office, partaking in Leadership Academy, and continuing to make a positive impact within their families, communities, and careers. Attendees also had the opportunity to engage with Red Talks, learn about potential career and college opportunities at the EXPO, and interact with leaders from across the nation.
Over 4,700 FCCLA members competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events at NLC. STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Students are able to develop real world skills through participating in STAR Events.
These events aim to support student development of knowledge and skills by enhancing the classroom experience and career pathway initiatives by equipping students with employable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century. FCCLA members choose from over thirty STAR Events that they would like to compete in. These events vary from Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Nutrition to Fashion Design, Job Interview, and Culinary Arts.
In order to advance to the national level in a STAR Event, members first compete at the district and state level.
Alexis Albrecht completed a project in Entrepreneurship and earned a Silver.
Leah Magsam participated in the Leadership event and earned a Gold.
Delaney Quinn and Hannah Strehlo participated in Illustrated Talk and earned a Silver.
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 over 175,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 50 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 careers that support families. Participation in national FCCLA programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
Next year FCCLA will host its 75th National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., July 5-9. To learn more about how you can get involved as a student, sponsor, or supporter, contact David Weikel at Glenwood City High School.