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FCCLA attends Leadership Conference

28 Wakefield students attend on Oct. 30

November 02, 2015

The District 7 FCCLA Leadership Conference was held Friday, October 30, 2015 at Northeast Community College is Norfolk. Over 200 FCCLA members from nine schools were in attendance. Those schools include, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Logan View, Randolph, Scribner-Snyder, Tekamah-Herman, Walthill, West Point and Winnebago. The morning started with the installation of District officers. President, Roslyn Saunsoci from Walthill; 1st Vice President, Dylan Lase from West Point; Secretary, Sarah Lorenzan from Wakefield; Treasurer, Madalyn Adair from Logan View; Vice President of Public Relations, Axel Alvarez from Randoph; Vice President of Media, Sidney Fletcher from Scribner; Vice President of STAR, Brant Eddie from Laurel; Vice President of National Programs, Kassidy Kellogg from Tekamah; and Vice President of Membership, Gerardo Osorio from West Point.

All students took part in a Poverty Simulation where they were grouped into family units given specific situations to simulate living in poverty. The Poverty Simulation serves as a powerful vehicle to address the real world obstacles to families who are working to maintain shelter and food security. Ruth Vonderohe from the University of Nebraska Extension led the experience and talked with the students about the challenges families face every day.

In the afternoon students were able to rotate between several sessions which included: Wayne State College students demonstrating the effects of power drinks on your body including the caffeine levels in common drinks, Lisa Kaslon from Nebraska Extension spoke on “We Have A Choice” leadership skills that enhance your organization, Katelyn Stewart, State Vice President of Public Relations from the Crofton Chapter, Tia Smith and Laura Nagengast who are also State Officers spoke on “Infinity and Beyond with SPOT”, and finally Tessa Hain showcased an app on “Career Exploration” where students were able to go through the app in the computer lab on campus.

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