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FCCLA Members Enhance Leadership Skills at Leadership Weekend inHuron
FCCLA Members Enhance Leadership Skills at Leadership Weekend inHuron
SD FCCLA & Mrs. Tracy Kern
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ten students from Harrisburg High FCCLA joined over 300 FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) student members on September 30th and October 1st, at the 2018 South Dakota FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference held at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. Students were motivated to follow this year’s theme, “Believe in Yourself.”

The theme inspires members to be confident in themselves while developing leadership skills. Members are challenged to reach new heights and are encouraged to lead others, develop new skills, explore career opportunities, build strong families, and make a difference in local communities. FCCLA members learn more about themselves as they help others make the right choices, and commit themselves to making a positive impact within the family, school, and community. By believing, members can accomplish any goal, make a difference and be themselves.  

Members attended one of four training tracks offered: Rookie Training, Power Training, National Program Training, or State Leadership Team Training. At Rookie Training, members developed leadership and communication skills while learning more about the organization and the opportunities that FCCLA has to offer. Power Training offered members the opportunity to identify and build their personal leadership skills. Power Training attendees can use the skills gained to grow the leadership and knowledge among their chapter officers and members. National program training offered members an in-depth look into the Student Body National Program.  Members will share the knowledge gained with their local schools and communities.  State Leadership Team Training provided State Leadership Team members the opportunity to plan the 2018-2019 program of work and state projects.

FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and was first established in 1945. FCCLA was chartered in South Dakota in 1946. FCCLA is the only youth-led organization with the family as its central focus. This career-technical student organization prepares youth to assume adult roles in society as wage earners, community leaders, and caring family members by giving them important life skills needed to thrive in their families, careers, and communities. Members learn how to be active community leaders, caring family members, and prepare for life beyond high school.  Check out www.sdfccla.org for more information.

Members who attended Power Training included: Ella Bergsmith, Ruby Mannes, Katherine Johns, Zoey Mager, Haylie Zieske, Alexis Burley, Cooper Smith, and Calvin Corbine.  Members who attended National Program Training included Kiana Sauer and Isabel Roth.