FCCLA had their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 2 in Ms. Manning’s room to discuss their plans for the year. 

FCCLA allows students to build their career and leadership skills. 

“It gives students many chances to develop leadership and career skills. They have opportunities to travel and compete in FCCLA events throughout the year.  It can also help them get exposure to careers that are in the FCS field such as nursing, teaching, nutrition, and many more.” Emily Manning,advisor of FCCLA, said. 

They have quite a few setbacks due to COVID-19.

“Our District Leadership Conference has been moved to a virtual experience rather than an in-person venue. We are no longer able to host JH Dances due to COVID-19 and may not be able to do our pancake feed. The National Fall Conference, which is usually the first opportunity to compete in FCCLA, has been postponed. We also are very unsure about the future of our spring activities such as District STAR competition and our State Leadership Conference. All members, officers, and I are hoping for improvements to the health situation so that we will hopefully be able to resume some resemblance of normalcy in FCCLA. Due to changes in our ability to travel and participate in events, we may do more as a chapter to bond, learn about FCCLA, and learn about career opportunities in FCS.” Emily Manning,advisor of FCCLA said. 

Though there are many changes due to the virus, they still are looking forward to activities throughout the year. 

“I’m looking forward to the homecoming pancake feed and the turkey your principal events.” Karly McCord’21 said.

 FCCLA is an organization that encourages people to give back to the community. 

“I would describe FCCLA as a good organization if you want to give back to your school and community and be involved in some way.” Eliana Livingston ’23 said.