Thursday, October 3, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

Kearney, Nebraska- Six students from Exeter-Milligan recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Workshop. This annual event was held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska and featured over 584 students from all corners of Nebraska. The theme for this year is Fuel Your Passion as Nebraska FCCLA works to provide members with opportunities to discover and find their passion for their future and career.

All students at this event heard from members of the Nebraska FCCLA State Officer Team, the State Peer Officer Team, and other chapter leaders about state and national programs, leadership development, and chapter management. Exeter-Milligan’s FCCLA member, Caitlin Murphy, who serves as Nebraska FCCLA Vice President of Competitive Events presented a session during the workshop. Madeline Wittstruck, FCCLA National Executive Council Vice-President of Finance from Milford led sessions focused on introducing new members to the organization. EMHS FCCLA Adviser and FCCLA Board of Directors member, Mrs. Mary Lou Vossler also helped facilitate a session for advisers about news from the Board of Directors and the 3 year Strategic Plan for Nebraska FCCLA.

This year keynote speaker, Dean Jacobs challenged members to live a life of wonder and humanity through generosity, gratitude, dignity, curiosity, humility, respect, kindness, family and community. Dean Jacobs, a native of Nebraska, left a secure job with corporate America to pursue a dream: a dream to travel around the world and to understand the world we share. The experience of exploring over 50 countries has exposed Dean tot he goodness of humanity and the magnificence of the natural beauty throughout the world. Dean brings hi s experiences to children and adults everywhere through school presentations and keynotes that focus on the goodness of humanity and the awe of nature. Dean left everyone inspired and empowered to make their world a better place in which to live.

Nebraska FCCLA works to prepare students for future careers in Human Services, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Visual Arts and Design. The University of Nebraska at Kearney Family Studies Department helped students learn about Passion for the Future by considering a future degree program focused on helping others. Dr. Christine Chasek presented Brain Storms: 12 Mind Bending Careers in Behavioral Health from the Counseling and Psychology Department at UNK.

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Officers/leaders who attended were: Caitlin Murphy- Nebraska State Vice President of Competitive Events & EMHS FCCLA President, Vice- President- Daisy Kanode, Secretary/Treasurer- Anna Sluka, PR & Historian- Kayla Geiger and FCCLA leaders: Emma Olsen and Cameran Jansky.

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