Front Row: ISU Student Teacher-Rachel Lehigh, Regann Bowles, Annika Beachy, Brook Frantz, Katelyn Ahrendt. Back row: Kiya Rhodes, Addison Yeakel, Claire Seal, Kaylee Schrock.
Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond FCCLA hosted a “Lots of Leadership” Conference at Arthur United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 8.
This theme fits the FCCLA Tagline “The Ultimate Leadership Experience.”
Eight students from Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School attended along with adviser, Ginger Voegel, and Illinois State University Student Teacher Rachel Lehigh. FCCLA members from Tuscola, Arcola, Sullivan and ALAH made up the 25 participants in the day-long event. The theme for the meeting was “Lots of Leadership.”
Members in attendance from ALAH High School were: Katelyn Ahrendt, Annika Beachy, Regann Bowles, Brook Frantz, Kiya Rhodes, Kaylee Schrock, Claire Seal, and Addison Yeakel.
Workshops on various issues were held throughout the morning.
Topics included: “What is FCCLA?” by Robbie Rollins, IL FCCLA Leadership Intern; “Ice Breakers” with Angie Welker, University of Illinois Extension; “Mindfulness” with Kylie Russell, Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School Counselor; “Stand Up, Step Up, & Speak Up” by Stephanie Helmuth, Moultrie County Treasurer; and “Healthcare Careers” by Alex Love, Sarah Bush Lincoln. A community service project to benefit the elderly was included as part of the day to give students a chance to give back.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in the families, careers and communities.