Last week, three members of the Como-Pickton High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter participated in the 2021 National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chelsey Osborne and Logan Langley competed at the national conference and came home with silver medals. They completed a Chapter Service Project this year and presented their portfolio and speech for their work in providing tourniquets and training to members of the community and schools, C-P CISD Assistant Superintendent Jana Andrews reports.
Presley Cummins also participated last week in the national conference, serving as Como-Pickton High School FCCLA Chapter’s volunteer.
“We are very proud of the hard work and dedication these Eagles showed on a national level,” Andrews stated.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Today, more than 182,000 members from 5,253 chapters are active in a network of associations in 48 states, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The work of FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.