Friday, April 20, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference

 L-R -Kaitlyn Vavra, Hannah Horne, Daisy Kanode and Caitlin Murphy
 State participants pictured l-r: Jaiden Papik, Macy Due, Caitlin Murphy, Hannah Horne, Kate Jansky, Josie Kresak, Daisy Kanode, and Kaitlyn Vavra

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA attends State Leadership Conference
By Mary Lou Vossler, FCS Instructor and FCCLA Sponsor

Recently eight students from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA chapter attended the state Leadership Conference in Lincoln. Students competing at the 2018 Nebraska State FCCLA Leadership Conference were: 
·      Kaitlyn Vavra:  Illustrated Talk Sr. Category:  Dementia, The Disease You'd Like to Forget:  Silver Medal;
·      Hannah Horne: Leadership Sr. Category:  Finding My Leadership:  Top Silver Medal & qualifies for Nationals
·      Daisy Kanode: Illustrated Talk Jr. Category: Just Snap Out of It! (Depression):  Top Gold Medal & qualifies for Nationals.
·      Caitlin Murphy:  Recycle & Redesign Sr. Category: Patchwork Plastic Pouf: Top Gold Medal & qualifies for Nationals

These young ladies have spent approximately 50+ hours on their projects. Before state, they presented within various classes at EMHS, FCCLA STAR/Speech Night, UCC Church for Exeter Women's Club, will speak on April 24th to the Senior Citizen Center and will be required to have other presentations before they go to Nationals.  

Students who attended but did not compete were the incoming officers – Jaiden Papik, Macy Due, Kate Jansky and Josie Kresak. They were involved in a community service project at Cedar's Home for Children, others toured the State Capitol and all took in youth sessions that were offered by various speakers and topics.  The Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter was also recognized for the Feed Nebraska State Project as we contributed 650 # to the Fillmore County Blue Valley Food Bank.  These non-perishable food items were a result of our Trick or Treat So Others May Eat Food Drive and admission to the FCCLA Sweetheart Dance during FCCLA Week to bring a non-perishable food item.  

The EM Boosters also provided us with an abundance of snacks and water for the conference which we appreciated very much. 

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