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FCCLA Nat’l Leadership Conference

Posted: Thursday, Aug 1st, 2013

Back row- Tyler Hansen, Alex Bales, Tate Stroup. Middle row- Haley Franz, Kaley Schweitzer, Katie Anderson, Gabby Gruenwald. Front row- Kasey Berg, Emma Gruenwald, Jerika Marzahn, Baylee Blake, and Brooklyn Rohlfs. Redfield State FCCLA Officers- Kaley Schweitzer, Emma Gruenwald. COURTESY PHOTOS

Twelve Redfield FCCLA students from Redfield High School joined more than 7,000 FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) fellow students, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country in Nashville, Tennessee, July 7-11 for FCCLA’s 2013 National Leadership Conference. The conference was led by National President Elliot Johnson, a 2013 Brookings High School graduate.

This conference was themed “Discover Your Voice” and challenged participants to confront the issues facing youth today by gaining the necessary skills through leadership development and participating in competitive events. A number of the Redfield FCCLA students participated in STAR Events. Baylee Blake, Jerika Marzahn, and Brooklyn Rohlfs received a Gold rating in Chapter Service Display for their Princess For A Day Project where they raised money for the Make A Wish Foundation. The Senior Parliamentary Procedure team consisting of Gabby Gruenwald, Alex Bales, Tyler Hansen, Emma Gruenwald, Katie Anderson, and Kasey Berg received a Silver Rating. In the Parliamentary Procedure STAR event members plan and run a business meeting. Haley Franz and Kaley Schweitzer were room consultants and Kasey Berg was an evaluator for STAR events.

Emma Gruenwald, South Dakota First Vice President of membership and Kaley Schweitzer, South Dakota Junior High Representative joined with nine other officers from across the state to participate in State Officer Leadership Training The Redfield FCCLA students also got a flavor of the city of Nashville by visiting the Wildhorse Saloon, Grand Ole Opry, Hermitage Plantation, Carnton Plantation, Country Music Hall of Fame, Studio B, and Nashville Shores. Over the course of the week, Redfield FCCLA members got several opportunities to network with students from all across the nation and are looking forward to planning exciting chapter activities this coming fall.

Also attending the National Meeting were Cindy Brace, Tate Stroup, Marie Kimlicka, Dawn Oakley, Colleen Rohlfs, Joy Schweitzer, and Tyann Baloun.

For the complete article see the 07-17-2013 issue.

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