Today, hundreds of FCCLA members flooded Columbia, MO for their annual State Leadership Conference. Chapters checked in, got their t-shirts, name tags, and the ever popular items: the ribbons. As the 2010-11 State Executive Council continued their long rehearsals, the incoming Council members were meeting each other, attending workshops and getting to know more about their new job.
Students also began registering for their STAR Events. Lead Consultants were “orientated,” and participants had a question/answer time to get answers on specific questions they may have. Finally, at 7:00 PM, the doors opened to the Opening General Session. Members danced, yelled and even sung a few songs. Cara Gooch, the State President, opened the meeting and ensured that the rest of the Conference would be one to never forget.
Heather Schultz, the motivational speaker from Atlanta, Georgia, spoke about the importance of hope, attitude and setting goals. “Young people make up 26% of the total population, but 100% future,” was said by Schultz in her presentation.
Both STAR Events and the final screening of 2011-12 State Officers will be held tomorrow. Good luck to everyone!