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Local Students Attend National Cluster Meeting In Dallas
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 • Posted December 9, 2008

Blanco, Texas - Youth from the Blanco High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference held November 21-23, in Dallas, Texas.

Attendees participated in a weekend of trainings and sessions that challenged, informed, and motivated members and their advisers to become leaders through FCCLA. Along with more than 3,000 other members and chapter advisers, Blanco’s FCCLA chapter adviser, Amy Petri, accompanied three officers, Magdalena Avila, Rachel Calzoncit, and Rebecca Wier, to the meeting. The officers gained valuable information from the meeting, and they will be able to use the new ideas and resources to benefit the school, home, and community.

The “Motivation in Motion” theme was reinforced at the Opening General Session by guest speaker Julie Carrier who inspired attendees with her motivational message, “Success is a Choice,” and encouraged attendees to make the most of their powerful leadership potential.

Saturday’s agenda included a showcase for FCCLA’s competitive events, dynamic speakers, and an array of leadership workshops. Keynote speaker Sam Glenn closed out the meeting by addressing how leadership is not just about a positive attitude; it’s about putting that attitude into action.

Dallas is one of four nationally sponsored training conferences this fall. The National Cluster Meetings are designed to allow local students and teachers to take advantage of high-quality leadership training opportunities. Meetings will also be held in Providence, Rhode Island; Jacksonville, Florida; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters from 50 state associations and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

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