Nineteen students from Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School attended the Illinois Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Section 7 Leadership Conference via ZOOM on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Tuscola, Illinois.
FCCLA members from five area schools made up the participants for the event. The theme for the meeting was “Blasting Through the Decades.”
Members in attendance from ALAH High School were: Katelyn Ahrendt, Kassidy Bissey, Kendall Burdick, Adriana Burton, Cheyenne Chupp, Jordan Conour, Madi Crafton, Mackenzie Erixon, Marissa Lake, Caty Lucas, Jordan Quertermous, Kiya Rhodes, Maleah Roberts, Erin Schrock, Kaylee Schrock, Claire Seal, Brook Tucker, Lucy Wilbur, and Mikayla Williams. Mrs. Voegel, adviser and EIU Student Teacher Mallory Jones were also in attendance.
A workshops on Montessori Education was presented during the conference by a former Illinois FCCLA State Officer.
Keynote speaker, Eddie Slowikowski presented to students inspiration of making a difference for their future and becoming a leader.
Students in attendance raised funds for the Illinois Foundation for FCCLA, which is an organization that gives back to FCCLA in many forms throughout the year. And funds went to the service project, Make a Wish. 2021-2022 Section 7 officer elections took place at the conference.
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 student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in the families, careers and communities.