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Leaders at Work - Two Missouri Winners!

Twelve FCCLA members have been announced as Leaders as Work award winners.  Two Missouri FCCLA members were included in this recognition.  Leaders at Work recognizes FCCLA members who create projects to strengthen leadership skills on the job.  Youth learn leadership skills in specific career units and create Leaders at Work projects to accomplish personal goals in one of six career units related to Family and Consumer Sciences education:

■Early Childhood, Education, and Services
■Food Production and Services
■Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
■Housing, Interiors, and Furnishings
■Textiles and Apparel
■Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Ashley Yount, West Platte High School, set a goal to increase her job skills by zoning in on how she communicates with the customers at the Snow Creek Ski Resort in Weston, MO. Ashley worked to increase her customer service skills by making eye contact, being friendly, and working hard to provide good service. She learned about communication skills through her FCCLA STAR Event project, which she received a state silver medal.  Ashley’s employer was impressed with her performance and stated that Ashley is a fast learner and often trains other employees to do the jobs that she has mastered.

Ashley realizes the importance of strong communication skills, because she has to work twice as hard as other teens her age to understand the world around her. Ashley has a hearing impairment, which requires her to have a cochlear implant and use an interpreter with sign language during her high school classes. For Ashley to take a job in the community and overcome her disability is a credit to herself as well as her employer. In addition to her excellence on the job, Ashley continues to educate others about having a hearing impairment and teaches her peers sign language after school.

Food Production and Services Winner

Jordon Schilly, a senior at Ste. Genevieve High School, applied her culinary arts skills in an entrepreneurial setting to earn her Leaders at Work recognition.  Jordon has offered take-out lunches to faculty members at her school. Her project included much more than food preparation, as she created the menus, determined and controlled costs, and managed her time and resources to deliver a quality product to her customers.

Jordon has served as a chapter FCCLA officer for two years, and has competed at the state level for two years in STAR Events, FCCLA's competitive events. Her career plans include earning her degree from Sullivan University and opening her own restaurant.



Congratulations to Ashley and Jordon!

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