Warrior Run students participate in leadership conference

TURBOTVILLE – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held its 68th annual State Leadership Conference March 19-21 at Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center. The theme was “Discover Your Voice.” Four students from Warrior Run High School attended the conference.

The keynote was CoMeTry:GRAV. COMETRY mixed comedy and slam poetry to examine four values shared by highly successful leaders.

Students participated in workshops in which they discovered how to feel confident in their word choices when sending messages, how to better understand people while growing into successful leaders, how to align their visions of success and practices to prevent and intervene in bullying situations. For chapters that increased their membership by eight members, “Kate’s Eight” was held.

Over the year, FCCLA chapters have been busy on the local, state and national level helping with this year’s State Outreach Project, “One Mile Makes a Difference” part of the National Outreach Project “Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry” in which they obtained non-perishable foods for their local food banks. The Warrior Run High School FCCLA held a food drive for high school students and more than 1,000 items were donated to Neighbors Helping Neighbors food bank.

Seniors, Demi Hassigner and Shiloh Waltman with their project “National Programs in Action: Leadership in Action” and Juniors, Miranda Boyer and Emily Staman with their project “Illustrated Talk” competed in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition). Hassinger and Waltman earned silver medals and Boyer and Staman earned bronze.

The FCCLA Leadership Service in Action program guides students to develop, plan, carry out and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Boyer and Staman also were named to the PA FCCLA National STAR Events team.

Boyer additionally was named Local Chapter Member of the Year, and earned recognition for completing the Power of One program. The skills members learn in Power of One help them in school, with friends and family, in their future at college and on the job.

Warrior Run High School FCCLA chapter received recognition for their Leaders in Action project work. They sponsored national motivational speaker, Laymon Hicks, who presented “Be Your Own Star” to both middle and high schools. He challenged students to stop living their lives trying to be like others. Students were given a new purpose, a new determination to explore their own unique abilities, talents and skills and discover their own criteria of success.