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State FCCLA convention held

Posted: Monday, May 13th, 2013

Iroquois students attending the state FCCLA convention include, from the top down, Erik Wehlander, Haley DeJong, Sierra Crater, Kelsey Blue, Allison Bich, Ashlynne Gross, Hannah Wehlander, Michael Hofhenke and Sean Sampson. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

More than 1,400 students recently attended the state convention of the South Dakota Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held April 28-30 in Sioux Falls.

FCCLA members attended workshops, competed in STAR(Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, and ran for leadership positions. Students also listened to keynote speaker Kyle Wilcom from Focus Training.

More than 1,100 students participated in STAR Events. Students also had the opportunity to attend workshops presented by FCCLA National President Elliot Johnson and the three state peer education teams.

The newly installed 2013-14 state officers and students who received the highest Top Honors award in their STAR Event category will attend the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in July.

FCCLA members from the Iroquois Chapter and what they won include:

• Allison Bich, Ashlynne Gross, Kelsey Blue, Sean Sampson and Michael Hofhenke received gold ratings on their Illustrated Talks;

• Haley DeJong and Erik Wehlander received silver ratings on their Career Investigation;

• Sierra Crater was selected as a member of the Career Peer Education Team for the 2013/2014 school year;

• Hannah Wehlander received Power of One honors; Sierra Crater and Erik Wehlander were selected to participate in the FCCLA choir;

• and the chapter received recognition for the “Make A Wish” contribution, Family Team and Career Team activities, and Community Service award. Their adviser is Darial Loof.

FCCLA is a youth led organization with family as its main focus. It is a career-technical student organization where members learn how to prepare for their adult roles in society as wage earners, community leaders and caring family members.

For the complete article see the 05-12-2013 issue.

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