Over 1,100 students from all areas of Nebraska gathered for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska April 12-14. This year the conference was moved from the former Pershing Auditorium to the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Centennial students including Cacey Vavra, Clare Wilton, Emily Covert, Rebecca Gaffney, Charity Steckly, Dani Nissen and Bree Griggs were among the students that attended the conference.
Over the 3 day conference, students were able to participate in competitive events such as STAR, and attend several sessions and workshops led by many inspiring speakers on relevant youth issues. Topics included leadership development, peer education, organ donation, college readiness, healthy relationships, and much more.
The students who attended the conference got the chance to listen to the conference keynote speaker Kevin Wanzer. Kevin has spoke to over 3,000 audiences and has reached countless students, educators, and parents all over the world including 49 states, Canada, China, Europe and Singapore. Kevin’s program encouraged attendees to discover their hidden passions, embrace diversity and celebrate the laughter in us all.
This year, one students from Centennial competed in STAR events at State Leadership Conference. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognizes members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Clare Wilton received a bronze for her Chapter Service Portfolio, Quilts of Valor.
This year, the National Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 5-9th. FCCLA members around the country will gather in the nations capital to attend workshops and youth sessions, as well as to compete in national STAR Events. Students will have the opportunity to work will members from all around the country and become HEALTHY with their FCCLA family.
We will be concluding the 2014-2015 school year with our Awards Banquet on Friday, April 24th and an end-of-the-year outing on Saturday, April 25th at Defy Gravity in Lincoln.