FCCLA Attends District Leadership Conference
This past week, sixteen members of the Plainview FCCLA chapter traveled to Northeast Community College for the District 8 Leadership Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “LEGO and Let FCCLA Build Your Future!”
The day started off with by the opening ceremony and introduction of the district officers. The District Officer Installation was then held with Ashlynn Ickler being installed. The keynote speaker for the day was Jackie Freeman, 2017 Boston Marathon Runner. She currently works as the school nurse for Bloomfield, Crofton, and Hartington-Newcastle Schools and is also a cross country coach. Her message was based on goal-setting, overcoming obstacles, positive thinking and surrounding yourself with coaches who will continue to push you towards your goals.
During lunch, members participated in the bucket auction and FCCLA Knowledge Bowl. Participating in the Knowledge Bowl for Plainview were: Ashlynn Ickler, Jessica Stark, Aaliyah Brown, Caroline Akkinnigbagbe and Jacob Ziegenbein. The money raised from the bucket auction was donated to next year’s state officers and national STAR participants to assist with travel expenses to National Conference in July.
Members also contributed to the Orphan Grain Train Donation of School Supplies. Backpacks, notebooks, markers, erasers, pencils, etc. were donated by members from all schools. At the end of the day, the collected items were delivered to the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk. Ending the day was the drawing of door prizes/baskets and announcements.