Archive for Thursday, April 13, 2006

FCCLA visits state

April 13, 2006

Two De Soto High School freshmen participated in the state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America showcase.

Kara Doherty and Jessica Chicoine spent April 9 to 11 in Wichita as part of the DHS local FCCLA, formerly Future Homemakers of America. This is the first year De Soto students have participated.

Instructor Renee Mueting said she hoped to take more students next year to compete.

The De Soto students helped to judge the entrepreneurship portion of the competition, in which students from other FCCLA groups submitted business plans. They served as runner and timer for the event. They also attended workshops and listened to speakers. This year's theme was "Celebrate the Stars -- Live the Legacy." Key speaker Josh Shipp gave a message about surviving abuse and neglect and turning negative experiences into positive ones.

Awards were given to the top service projects in the areas of violence prevention, community involvement, and financial fitness and student body as well as the announcement of STAR event winners.

FCCLA promotes personal growth through leadership development as young men and women tackle issues that concern them. These youth-identified projects create stronger communities for the individuals and families who live there. FFCLA is an extension of the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom.

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