This past week, Trion High Schools FCCLA officer and club advisor Merri Blankenship travelled to Covington, Georgia for the FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference. This event lasted from Tuesday to Wednesday and consisted of team building training, games, and workshops.
These workshops included leadership sessions, life after highschool, strengthening public relations and many other topics FCCLA believes can positively impact students and teenagers. Trion student Amory Dowdy, ran a workshop, which consisted of three sessions regarding the FCCLA national project “Power Of 1.” Amory is the Trion FCCLA president as well as a region officer.
This year’s Fall Leadership Conference theme was “Growing Leaders,” which focused on the personal growth of the members with the intent of helping them in their future occupation.
Amory stated, “This event was a great opportunity and a good learning experience. I had fun running my workshop and I met a lot of great people! I can’t wait for the events to come and participate in this amazing club!” Trion High School is so proud of Amory and all FCCLA participants and is excited to see the growth of this program!
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. 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.
Today over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The work of FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.
Contributing Author: Isabelle Walters
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