Seven students from Cole Camp High School attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 19-21, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There were more than 1,600 students (grades 6-12) and there teachers in attendance. Local chapter advisor Donna Smiley also attend.
This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Channel into Leadership” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills, anti-bullying programs, and technology’s impact in education, careers, and on the family. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 720 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.
Cole Camp FCCLA had seven members compete in STAR Events. Caitlin Brandt and Lainy Wiliams received silver in the Focus on Children event. Emily Niccum and Brittany Shannon received gold in the Illustrated Talk event. Tori Harding and Josilyn Harms received gold in Life Event Planning. Olivia Miller received gold and advanced to National competition in Nashville in July in the Illustrated Talk – Junior event.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer sciences education courses. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues. The Missouri association ranks fifth in the nation in membership with more than 9,800 members. There are more than 320 FCCLA chapters across the state.
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The Summer dead period for athletics and activities has been set. The dead period will run from Monday, June 26th – Sunday, July 9th. This will be for both school athletics and school activities.