The Blanco chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the Region Leadership Conference held in Corpus Christi, Texas on January 31 – February 1st, 2014. The chapter members were among 1,200 delegates attending the two-day conference. The youth developed theme, “A World of Opportunities” was carried out through leadership 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.
Family & Consumer Science Assessments (FCSAs) are competitive events in which members participate at the region and state levels. There are 12 different FCSA event categories in which members can showcase their knowledge and skills. The following members competed at the Region V meeting and will compete at the State Meeting in Corpus Christi in April: Callie Nance – Gold Medal in FCCLA Creed, Mission, and Purposes; Josh McCaslin – Gold Medal in Creed, Mission, and Purposes; Maria Avila – Gold Medal in Etiquette; and Juan Avila – Gold Medal in Etiquette.
FCCLA is a dynamic youth organization that has the family as the central focus. The leadership skills gained from FCCLA are very beneficial to the individual, the family, the workplace, and the community. All BHS activities have a central focus on developing leadership skills in local members, supporting family ties, and volunteering in the community. FCCLA members have the ability to utilize knowledge gained through leadership experiences to develop a solid foundation for the future.