CHS students attend FCCLA conference

Custer Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) represented its school and community at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at the Colorado Convention Center from July 2-6. This annual event brought together more than 7,900 student members, advisers and guests.
The conference provided Custer FCCLA members with a wealth of opportunities, including attending speaker sessions, engaging in youth workshops, competing on a national level and networking with fellow youth leaders.
Centered around the theme “incREDible,” this conference highlighted how FCCLA offers prospects to its members and advisers through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. By exploring career opportunities and instilling real-world skills, advocacy and service, FCCLA empowers its members to make an incREDible impact that will guide them throughout their lives.
“We are thrilled to have welcomed over 7,900 members, advisers, corporate partners and guests who are dedicated to discovering the unlimited possibilities available through FCCLA,” said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. “The relationships and skills developed during this conference have inspired students to make an incredible difference in their communities.”
During the conference Custer students Ecco Nagy, Oliva Wilkins, and Iszabella Petersen showcased their talent and dedication by participating in various events.
The results of their participation are as follows:
• Nagy and Wilkins, silver medal participating in Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation,  where they created a hypothetical business for Custer.
• Petersen, bronze medal participating in Public Policy Advocate where she researched and brought awareness to the lack of sustainable water in Africa. She raised money to help fund a well to provide safe drinking water in Africa.
Looking ahead, FCCLA will host its next National Leadership Conference in Seattle, Wash., from June 29 to July 3
 For those interested in getting involved as a student, sponsor or supporter contact Jenna Frederick at Custer JH/HS


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