2017-08-03 / Front Page

Norman, Carani, McCall compete in FCCLA leadership convention


Students Jalicia Norman, Oakley Carani, and Alexis McCall rep­resented the LCHS FCCLA chapter by participating in family and consumer sciences related competitive events the National Leadership Conference earlier this summer. Students Jalicia Norman, Oakley Carani, and Alexis McCall rep­resented the LCHS FCCLA chapter by participating in family and consumer sciences related competitive events the National Leadership Conference earlier this summer. Lincoln County High School’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) joined more than 7,500 student leaders, members, and advisers at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee to participate in the an­nual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC).

Students Jalicia Norman, Oak­ley Carani, and Alexis McCall represented the LCHS FCCLA by participating in one of 30 fam­ily and consumer sciences related competitive events offered at the NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events and the LifeSmarts Knowl­edge Bowl.

These events support founda­tional, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship. Competing with over 4,200 STAR event participants in Nashville, Norman achieved a silver medal in the “Teach and Train” event, while Carani and McCall achieved silver medals in the “Chapter Ser­vice Project Display” event. All three students also volunteered as student evaluators for STAR event competitions.

“It was fun getting to see what other students from around the country did for their projects for the competition. I really enjoyed judg­ing the Environmental Ambassador STAR event,” Carani said.

All three students thanked the community for the financial sup­port that they were given so that they were able to attend NLC and represent Lincoln County.

The conference also provided the students opportunities to hear inspiring speakers, attend learning sessions, compete on the national level, and network with other lead­ers.

The theme of this year.’.s .confer­ence was “Unlimited Possibilities,” which inspired attendees to discover the unlimited possibilities within their reach while exploring career opportunities, developing leader­ship skills, and growing personally while making differences in their families and communities.

“We were thrilled to have an at­tendance of over 7,500 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 discover the unlimited possibilities within their reach,” Sandy Spavone, execu­tive director of FCCLA, said.

For more information on FCCLA or to get involved, contact Beth Pilkington at 706-359-3121 or mb­pilkington@lcboe.us.

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