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Local FCCLA Chapter Goes Back to OUR Future with FCCLA

6 Wakefield students attend SLC

by Michelle Galles

April 15, 2016

Lincoln, NE-  Over 1,100 students from all areas of Nebraska gathered for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska April 3-5. The conference took place in the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Holiday Inn-Downtown. Wakefield FCCLA students including Savannah Nelson, Tanna Pretzer, Fryda Marquez, Heidi Borg, Zoe Conley, and Jossylnn Vasquez were among the students that attended the conference.

Over the 3 day conference, students were able to participate in competitive events such as STAR Events, and attend several sessions and workshops led by many inspiring speakers on relevant youth issues. Topics included leadership development, peer education, entrepreneurship, nutrition and wellness, healthy relationships, and much more.

The students who attended the conference got the chance to listen to the conference keynote speaker Alex Sheen. Alex is the founder of the movement because I said I would, a social movement and non-profit dedicated to betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. He has been featured on The Today Show, ABC World News, and The Los Angeles Times. He once walked over 240 miles across the state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. He has impacted millions with his message.           

This year, four students competed in STAR events at State Leadership Conference. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognizes members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation.  Team members Savannah, Tanna, and Fryda earned a gold medal in Life Even Planning, and Heidi Borg earned a gold medal in Illustrated Talk. 

The Wakefield FCCLA Chapter was also received the following awards; Chapter Award; gold, National Programs, Red Leader, and Circle of friends thanks to the donation from Michael Food’s.

For more information about FCCLA in Wakefield please contact Michelle Galles, FCCLA Adviser and Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher. 

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