Highlands FCCLA Students Compete in National Skill Demonstration
(November 30, 2016) The Highlands High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter and nearly 2,000 youth members and adult advisers gathered in Orlando, FL, November 18 – 20 for the annual National Cluster Meeting. The meeting provided Highlands’ members opportunities to compete in skill demonstrations ranging from culinary knife skills to technology used in teaching, attend leadership and program training, participate in Leadership Academy, hear two national speakers, meet the National Executive Council, explore colleges and careers and impact a city with the “Unlimited Possibilities” of FCCLA. Highlands’ students Megan S, Jana R, Maleah A, Ramey H, Josie D, Courtney S, Ellie B and Tiffany J participated in the various skill demonstration events before and during the meeting.
Skill demonstration events provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college- and career-ready skills in Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations. Four Highlands students placed in the top three in the national competition. Megan S placed 1st in Early Childhood Education Knowledge, Jr. Division; Courtney S placed 2nd in FCCLA Knowledge; Ramey H placed 3rd in Consumer Math; and Jana R placed 3rd in Early Childhood Education, Sr. Division.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national 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 150,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.