Chelsea San Miguel was elected by her peers to be the FCCLA President of Region V for the 2009 – 2010 school year. Chelsea presented the following speech based on the theme “Find Your Treasure with FCCLA” to a group of voting delegates and to the nominating committee.
Albert Einstein was a very brilliant man who once said, “Only a life for others is a life worth living.” This quote represents what FCCLA means to me. My journey began when I was nine years old, and I went to a Regional meeting to support my older brother’s STAR Event project. At first, it kind of scared me to see all of these older members jumping around and just being so excited about being there. But as the meeting progressed, I noticed some older members in red jackets.
The students in red jackets would go on stage and began to speak with fluency, and were so confident and excited to be there. I was amazed! Year after year, I would watch their presentations and skits in awe. After each meeting, I went back to school and would always remember the theme and how I could use it to help better myself, my school and my community. I have dreamed about being an officer so I could inspire that child who was like me standing in the audience.
Finding my treasure with F.C.C.L.A has been like a scavenger hunt. You walk though life and pick up skills that you will use everyday. I found confidence and gained knowledge through STAR events. I learned compassion and organizational skills in our community service projects and along the way I developed friendships and leadership skills which will continue to grow. I know these skills will help me achieve my goals.
After her speech, Chelsea was asked one FCCLA fact question and a general thought question. The nominating committee selects the position for each officer candidate. The results were revealed at the first general session on Friday evening. Chelsea was the last officer candidate called on stage at which time she was awarded the position of Region V President.