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MEEKER | April 8-10, 2021, was an inspiring weekend of competition, recognition, and of course continuing leadership journeys for the Meeker FCCLA members who attended the 2021 Colorado FCCLA State Conference. Taking place virtually for the first time, members had opportunities to engage in workshops and showcase the leadership skills they developed throughout the year. MHS brought six students to this conference and experienced all the conference activities. From state officers hosting us through all the general sessions, highlighting chapters for their advocacy of family and consumer sciences, to the outside speakers shared their leadership tips and hints, students were able to gain valuable leadership skills from this conference.
Students experienced workshops, where they virtually engaged with topics that focused on school nutrition, positive social media presence, careers in family and consumer sciences, and mental health. The morning was filled with a welcome from Maisy Wade, 2020-2021 Colorado State President from Wray, as well as a great opening session where attendees were introduced to state officer candidates, and special guests and discovered important milestones and achievements Colorado FCCLA has accomplished in its 75 years as a state charter. Attendees also heard from keynote speaker Ashley Brinton, who talked about how we individually can find success if we put our minds, goals and heart to it.
All the hard work our chapter put into competitive events finally paid off! Students were able to compete in 43 events. Meeker High School was proud to have students compete in four different events. Junior Hadley Franklin took second place in repurpose and redesign, senior Sierra Gomez took second place in career investigation, freshman Jessi Pelloni took first place in leadership, and senior Cori Mohr took first place in job interview.
Looking ahead to the next FCCLA opportunity, winners are able attend the National Leadership Conference either virtually or in Nashville, Tennessee, June 27–July 2, 2021. Meeker FCCLA is ready to continue on our FCCLA journey with the Ultimate Leadership Experience.
Special to the Herald Times