Hubert Middle School, FCCLA members joined more than 7,000 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the San Diego Convention Center, June 29-July 3rd to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC).
The conference provided Hubert students opportunities for listening to inspiring speakers, attending learning sessions, competing on the national level, and networking with other leaders. The theme of this year's conference was “Make It Count," which inspired attendees to share how they made it count while exploring career opportunities, developing leadership skills, and growing personally while making a difference in their families and communities.
“We were thrilled to have an attendance of over 7,000 members, advisers, partners, and guests who were committed to discovering the unlimited possibilities available through FCCLA. The relationships and skills developed during this conference have inspired students to make a difference in their own communities and to make every moment count," said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
Hubert students participated in Family and Consumer Sciences related Competitive Events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These events, support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills which include Chapter Service Projects, Job Interview, Nutrition, among others, represent college and career readiness skills taught in Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Members compete at the Region, State and National level. This year, over 3500 STAR Event participants competed in San Diego, CA.
Alexis Monroe, Hubert Chapter Officer, earned silver on the National level on her Chapter Service Project Display.
Hubert FCCLA Chapter President, Anthony Albright, represented Georgia as the youngest voting delegate to serve on the FCCLA National Nomination Committee, where he helped elect the 10 national officers for 2022-2023. Anthony's competition focused on Community service Project Portfolio, where both students earned silver on the region and state level.
Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as safety and sanitation, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration, and much more. FCCLA programs and competitions enrich student learning, improve self-esteem, and serve students with a range of ability levels, economic situations, and cultural influences.
Hubert's FCCLA Adviser, Mrs. Marissa Johnson and her students are so appreciative and grateful to everyone that helped them get to San Diego. This opportunity was made possible by Hubert's Principal Mr. Brian Dotson and staff, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Governance Ms. Bernadette Ball-Oliver, Interim Director Dr. Angie Lewis, Interim Executive Director of CTAE and Interim Director of CTAE Programs, Mrs. Amy Perry, and the office of College and Career Readiness.