The Blanco chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas on April 12-14, 2012. The chapter members were among 3,500 delegates attending the three-day conference. The youth-developed theme, “Highway to Success,” was carried out through tracks featuring a series of specialized workshops and general sessions in which members discovered ways to become actively involved in issues facing today’s youth.
Leadership Enhancement Opportunities (LEOs) are competitive events in which members participate at the region and state levels. There are 10 different LEO event categories in which members can showcase their knowledge and skills. The following members competed in LEOs: Katelyn Bradfute – Gold medal in Job Interview, Kandy Kaine – Silver medal in Etiquette, and Presley Savarino – Bronze medal in Step One.
Chelsea San Miguel (BHS graduate and former FCCLA Region Officer) served as a judge for the Chapter Showcase Display STAR event. She is currently a freshman at Texas State University in San Marcos, and she is studying Family and Consumer Sciences. Chelsea is still committed to promoting FCCLA’s mission and purposes. Her mom, Tammy San Miguel, also volunteered her time as a chaperone at the state meeting.
FCCLA is a dynamic youth organization that has the family as the central focus. Student leaders of Texas FCCLA are ready to follow the “Highway to Success” and progress with programs related to parenting, child development, management (personal and financial), interior design, entrepreneurship, food service, nutrition, institutional maintenance, hospitality, and career awareness. The leadership skills gained from FCCLA are very beneficial to the individual, the family, the workplace, and the community. All activities focus on family, career and community leadership. FCCLA members will utilize knowledge gained through leadership experiences to develop a solid foundation for the future.