Jersey Shore Area High Students discover their voice through FCCLA leadership

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from Jersey Shore Area High School learned leadership skills, project ideas and participated in state competition while attending the 2014 FCCLA State Leadership Conference on in March at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center.

The theme of the conference, “Discover Your Voice,” encouraged the members to find their passion, make plans and create a positive impact on their families and communities. Jersey Shore chapter members returned from the conference with a determination to focus their energies on becoming better community leaders.

The state conference also gave members the opportunity to compete in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition). Ashley Kline and Lilly Entz received a silver medal for their STAR Event presentation “Chapter Service Project Display.” Throughout the school year the girls spearheaded sending cards to soldiers, nursing home residents and young cancer patients. Breana Dauberman and Natausha Dickey received a silver medal for their STAR Event presentation “National Projects in Action.” The girls prepared a lesson encouraging children to “Lend a Hand to STOP Bullying” and presented it to approximately 200 students at the Jersey Shore Area Middle School. Katey Umbenhauer, Allysa Tomb and Sabria Weaver all CTE Culinary Arts students at Jersey Shore Area High received bronze in Culinary Arts. They had to prepare a meal and present it in a given amount of time.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education and related occupations.

The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because it is the only national in-school organization with the family as its central focus.

Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.