By Deah LaFollette
The Midvale FCCLA chapter attended the recent State Leadership Conference, which was held virtually.
Three chapter members successfully competed in STAR events. Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events are Competitive Events in which members compete at the region/district, state, and national level and are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation.
Lauryn Mitchell and Amanda Uhlenkott competed in National Programs in Action – Community Service. The Community Service program guides members to identify local concerns and use their leadership skills to carry out projects to improve the quality of life in their communities. For their project, Lauryn and Amanda planned and carried out a successful local blood drive. They received a gold medal and the top score in the event, earning them a place to compete at the National Leadership Conference.
Jessie Cantrell competed in National Programs in Action – Stand Up. The Stand Up national peer education program guides members to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate advocacy activities to improve the quality of life in their communities. Jessie’s project provided the resources to get a new ADA lift chair for the local community swimming pool. Installation of the chair will take place next month. She received a gold medal and the top score in the event, earning her a place at the National Leadership Conference.
The chapter would like to thank all chapter members, partners, and members of the community that helped make these community projects possible.
All three chapter members plan to attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN in June. Congratulations on your accomplishments!
In The Picture
Left to Right: Jessie Cantrell, Lauryn Mitchell, and Amanda Uhlenkott