Welcome to the 2012 State Leadership Conference
On Sunday more than 1800 hundred FCCLA members flooded Columbia, MO for the annual State Leadership Conference. Chapters checked in, picked up their t-shirts, name tags, and their STAR Events competition information. The 2011-2012 State Executive Council continued their long rehearsals, and the incoming Council members were meeting each other, attending workshops, and getting to know more about their new jobs.
This year keynote speaker, Thomas Dismukes, helped students develop a FOCUS on what makes them different. The theme for the conference, Dare 2B Different: Not Just Another Teen Conference is proving how FCCLA members are making a mark all over the state. Finally, at 7:00 PM, the doors opened to the Opening General Session. Members danced, yelled, and even sung a few songs. Caleb Hearon, the State President, opened the meeting and ensured that the rest of the Conference would be one to never forget.
Good luck to the STAR Events participants and the screening of 2012-2013 State Officers later today. Show Columbia how you Dare 2B Different!