Ennis FCCLA members attend state conference
Ennis joined with FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers from across the state at the Billings Convention Center on March 18-20 to participate in the annual Montana FCCLA State Leadership Conference (SLC).
The conference provided local students opportunities come together for exciting workshops while listening to motivational speakers, expanding leadership skills, challenging other members in competitive events and exploring college and career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Destination Inspiration,” which, with the help of speaker Kyle Scheele, inspired attendees to remember that “It Only Takes One” to make a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.
“The conference is a culmination of hard work that starts at the beginning of the school year, and it provided our student members an opportunity to attend leadership training, showcase their skills via competitive events, listen to inspiring speakers and more,” said Megan Vincent, Montana FCCLA State Adviser. “A highlight was celebrating their accomplishments and successes during the awards session. Montana FCCLA is proud of all our members have done to impact their communities and themselves to make a positive difference in today’s society."
Students from Ennis participated in one of 31 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These events included Career Investigation, Fashion Design, Food Innovations, Hospitality and Tourism, Focus on Children, and Sports Nutrition. Competing with students in all sizes of school districts in Montana, Jourdain Klein, Joree Hokanson, Logan Crowley, Josie Jenkins, Krysta Saunders, and Josie Hokanson received a Gold medal, Dillon Williams, Kara Elliott, Maddie Barsness, Paige Dickenson, Elina Dilschneider, Avery Oliver, and Olivia Lohrenz received a Silver Medal, and Alyssa West was sworn in as a 2018-19 state officer. Alyssa West, Logan Crowley, Elina Dilschneider, Avery Oliver, and Olivia Lohrenz qualified to attend the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 – July 2, 2018.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national, state, and local 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 160,000 members and more than 5,400 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family. Participation in programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in families, careers, and communities.