TURBOTVILLE - Members of the Warrior Run High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently attended the 66th annual State Leadership Conference March 19 to 21 in Lancaster.
The conference included workshops and presentations with the theme of "Imagination in Action." The keynote speaker was Kyle Scheele, an inspiring speaker, writer and youth expert who has challenged thousands of teens across the nation to "live better stories." He encouraged students to use their imaginations to create a better life story for themselves.
Over the year, FCCLA chapters have been busy at the local, state and national level helping with this year's national and state outreach project, Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry. Warrior Run High School FCCLA participated by collecting non-perishable food items and partnering with ConAgra to donate to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a local food bank.
Members of the Warrior Run High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently attended the state leadership conference in Lancaster.
Julie Bush, Shiloh Waltman, Cassie Steinbacher, Miranda Boyer and Emily Staman competed in STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition).
Freshmen Miranda Boyer and Emily Staman earned gold medals with their Illustrated Talk Project about childhood hunger. The event recognized participants who make an oral presentation about issues concerning family and consumer sciences and-or related occupations. Participants use visuals to illustrate content of the presentation.
Sophomores Cassie Steinbacher and Shiloh Waltman earned gold medals with their national program-community service project titled "Fix Bix-Share Our Strength" about helping needy families within the local community.
Julie Bush, junior, earned a gold medal for her "Recycle, Redesign" project in which she took a used consumer product and recycled it into a new product.
She received a score of 99 percent. She also was named to the Pennsylvania National team and will be competing at the National Level at the FCCLA National Conference in July in Orlando, Fla.
The Warrior Run High chapter received recognition for its community service, student body, F.A.C.T.S. (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety) projects and chapter poster.
Additionally, Mrs. Waughen, adviser, was recognized for 25 years of service.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important, personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer science education. It is the only in-school student organization with family as its central focus.