The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference was June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, California.
Blair Miller and Kate Houldren of the Friend Chapter competed in Sports Nutrition and received a silver medal.
They also took part in the Leadership Academy program. Franklin Covey FCCLA Academy offered curated lessons to students by grade level and is specific to relevant lessons in life, career, and college readiness.
Caitlin Murphy of Exeter-Milligan also attended the event and Mary Lou Vossler, a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Exeter-Milligan Public School, received the 2019 Spirit of Advising Award.
This is an honor bestowed on only one FCCLA Chapter Advisor from each state. Kristin Vest, State Adviser for Nebraska, nominated Vossler due to her exemplary advising. This award is based upon the ability to recognize chapter advisers who are constantly faithful and often quietly working behind the scenes to ensure the success of their students.
Friend FCCLA advisor Margo Houldren also attended the event.
More than 8,700 participants from across the country attended leadership and program trainings, heard national speakers, met youth leaders from across the nation, participated in competitive events and explored college and career options.
Over 4,700 FCCLA members competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events at NLC. STAR events are competitive events in which members are recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and career preparation. Both youth and adults work together in managing the events and serving as evaluators.
FCCLA members choose what STAR Event they would like to compete in. Events vary from Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship and Sports Nutrition to Fashion Design, Job Interview and Culinary Arts.
In order to advance to the national level in a STAR event, members first compete at the district and state level.