Friday, September 29, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Training

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA students gain valuable training at Fall Leadership Workshop

Kearney, Nebraska-   7 FCCLA Officers and student leaders from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Workshop.  This annual event was held this year at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska and featured over 470 students from all corners of Nebraska.  Attending the workshop were: Jaiden Papik, Kaitlyn Vavra, Katie Mounce, Daisy Kanode, Caitlin Murphy, Tara Mueller and Hannah Horne.

All students at this event heard from members of the State Officer Team, the State Peer Officer Team, and other chapter leaders about state and national programs, leadership development, and chapter management.  This year’s conference took on a new task of providing more specialized training options for a variety of FCCLA members focusing on National Programs ranging from Financial Fitness to Career Connections.  Three Tracks, Chapter Leader, Next Level Leader, and New Member were offered to welcome, lead, and challenge members.

A highlight for students was hearing from keynote speaker Hunter Radenslaben.  A 2017 graduate of Waverly High School, Hunter has already been recognized as a professional speaker and Twitter guru. As a 12-year-old, Hunter created the successful Twitter account turned media company, Athlete Nation, that now has over 70,000 followers. His passion for sharing how young people can leverage their power on social media to change the world for the better and developing positive family relationships were evident in his presentation. He emphasized that student’s involvement in Career and Technical Student Organizations, like FCCLA or other student activities encourage them to grow their future potential. This message was at the heart of the leadership training provided as well. 

As members of the chapter bring this information and training home, they are looking forward to implementing it in a variety of ways. Members are excited to try some of the fundraising and community service projects suggested.

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.  Nebraska FCCLA has more than 3,000 members in 100 chapters across the state.  For more information about FCCLA, please visit

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