FCCLA Chapter Attends National Conference

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FCCLASewanhaka High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter joined more than 8,500 student leaders, members and advisers for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference held recently at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
The national leadership conferences are a chance for FCCLA members from across the country to gather and network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops, leadership sessions, visit college exhibits and explore career pathways as well as compete in STAR events. The theme of this year’s conference was “Empowered,” which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA and communities.
Three of Sewanhaka’s chapter members participated in two of 30 family and consumer sciences related competitive events offered at conference, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition). Two others, who are enrolled in the leadership academy, are currently preparing to become New York State officers next year. Involvement in FCCLA’s competitive events programs offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in families, communities and workplaces learning to become college and career ready. Sewanhaka’s chapter members earned two silver medals and one bronze.

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association (NYPA) award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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