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Piper High School Students Spent Time in Washington, DC for the FCCLA National Fall Conference



Seventeen Piper High School students spent the weekend in Washington, DC at the FCCLA National Fall Conference.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young people in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private schools through grade 12.

The FCCLA National Fall Conference is an action-packed weekend of community service, workshops, competition, speakers, and networking. Students got a grand introduction into FCCLA, all of its programs and facets, and how to implement a strong FCCLA program in their own communities, schools, and families.

In addition to all 17 student members attending the scheduled conference activities. Two of the students competed for scholarships from Sullivan University in the national Skill Demonstration Events. Jacob Lawrence (senior) competed in the Level 3 Culinary Knife Skills Event, and Cora Cole (senior) competed in the Level 3 Interior Design Sketch Event.

All 17 students attended sessions through FCCLA’s program called the Leadership Academy. This track-based program is developed by the FranklinCovey Foundation - the authors of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and related publications.

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 155,000 members from 4,253 chapters are active in a network of associations in 47 states. 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 - Human Services, Hospitality & Tourism, Education & Training, and Visual Arts and Design.