Students from Salisbury Junior High and High School attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 17-19, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There were more than 1,400 students (grades 6-12) and there teachers in attendance.
The following Salisbury FCCLA members attended the conference: Hannah Grimpo, Cambelle Parker, Morgan Saunders, Katie See, and Karen See. The following Salisbury Junior High FCCLA members attended the conference: Rylan Stefankiewicz, Maddox Stapleton, and Justus Yates. Local chapter adviser
Lindsay Ostermann also attended.
This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Back in Time, Back in Style” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills, and traffic safety. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 630 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.
Hannah Grimpo and Cambelle Parker competed in the Senior Food Innovations category and received a silver medals. Morgan Saunders competed in the Senior Career Investigation category and received a silver medal. Katie See and Karen See both completed the FCCLA Knowledge test and received silver medals. Rylan Stefankiewicz competed in the Junior Career Investigation and received a silver medal. Maddox Stapleton and Justus Yates competed in the Junior Food Innovations category and received silver medals.
The Junior High Chapter was also recognized for being a new chapter with the Show Me Five award for adding five new members.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer sciences education courses. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues. The Missouri association ranks fifth in the nation in membership with more than 9,800 members. There are more than 320 FCCLA chapters across the state.