Pictured are Caitlin Murphy, Daisy Kanode and Hannah Horne
Exeter-Milligan FCCLA STAR participants attended National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA
by Mary Lou Vossler, E-M FACS Instructor and FCCLA Sponsor
July 2018 – Exeter-Milligan FCCLA STAR participants joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA June 28 – July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC).
The conference provided Exeter-Milligan students opportunities come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspired by FCCLA”, which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.
"Our National Leadership Conference was a great success this year, with a record-setting attendance of over 7,500 members, advisers, partners and guests. During the past week we've watched thousands of students come together and realize their full potential through competition, career training, and workshops. The relationships developed and training experienced during this conference have empowered students to go into their schools and communities and make a difference, bringing with them the values and passions FCCLA brings to our members," said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
Hannah Horne, Caitlin Murphy and Daisy Kanode from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events and Leadership Academy. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship. Competing with over 4,500 STAR Event participants in Atlanta, Hannah Horne achieved attending 4/5 Leadership Academy sessions, received a Gold Medal on her Leadership portfolio project “Finding my Leadership” and scored 7th in the Nation in her category and competitive event. Caitlin Murphy attended all 5 Leadership Academy sessions, received a Gold Medal on her Recycle and Redesign project “ Patchwork Plastic Pouf” and scored 4th in the Nation in her category and competitive event. Daisy Kanode attended all 5 Leaders Academy sessions, received a Gold Medal on her Illustrated Talk project “Just Snap Out of It” and scored 3rd in the Nation in her category and competitive event.
Thank you to Exeter-Milligan Public Schools for all your support, to the teachers and community for allowing the girls to present to your classrooms and groups, parents for your support, but most of all to these three ladies who proved that hard work is rewarded and they should be very proud of themselves.