Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s
National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held in Anaheim, California June 30th
– Jul7 4th, 2019. More than 8,700 participants from across the
country gathered together to attend leadership and program training, hear
national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in
Competitive Events, and explore college and career options.
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. Godley Station K8 students Quamira Ervin and Olivia
Lewonski competed as a
team and medaled in the National STAR Event Competition.
FCCLA members choose what STAR Event they would like to
compete in. Events vary from Early
Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Nutrition to Fashion Design,
Job Interview, and Culinary Arts. To
advance to the national level in a STAR Event, members must first compete at the
district and state level and need to earn the top two scores in both settings
in order to advance. Godley Station 8th grader Quamira
Ervin and 6th grader Olivia Lewonski, competed in the STAR event of
FCCLA Chapter Website, Junior Category during the national conference. In
addition to earning a silver medal at the National Leadership Conference, Quamira
and Olivia will be recorded in Godley Station history as the first national
competitors since the school was established in 2010!
Godley Station FCCLA Advisor Michelle Lanier attributes
the student’s success to possessing 21st Century skills and utilizing
Chatham County’s CTAE program to propel them to the next level of
success. The Godley Station FCCLA chapter received support throughout the year
from School Principal Dr. Troy Brown, and the dedicated office staff’s countless
hours focused on FCCLA. Likewise,
without the support of the amazing PTA and teachers unwavering volunteer hours
to assist where needed, donations, and fundraising patronage, Ms. Lanier says this
outstanding experience would never have been realized. Everyone’s steadfast support was instrumental
in the success of this program.
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.
See more photos from the National Conference here.