FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference


The MAHS Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club will be sponsoring a free event for the community called a “World Tour.” From 5:30-7:30pm on April 3 in the MAHS cafeteria, students will celebrate diversity by sharing cultural experiences with the community. The purpose of World Tour is to immerse people into different countries and give them a taste of what it would be like to travel there. Each FCCLA student has selected a country to present. The event is free and there will be a raffle and food from around the world. Some of the countries that will be represented are Jamaica, Italy, France, Mexico, America, and Nepal.

From March 14-16, 2018, FCCLA members from Middletown Area High School learned leadership skills, project ideas and participated in state competition while attending the 2018 FCCLA State Leadership Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, PA. The theme of the conference, “Wild about FCCLA,” challenged FCCLA members to use their leadership skills to make a difference in their families and communities. MAHS chapter members returned from the conference with a determination to focus their energies on becoming better community leaders. The Blue & Gold Club contributed to the student’s conference registration fee.

The state conference also gave members the opportunity to compete in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition). Hannah Wilsbach competed in the Nutrition and Wellness category. Collaborating with the volleyball team, Hannah planned one month’s nutritional recommendations and provided each team member with a personalized wellness plan. Hannah won a $1000 grant with her project. She used the funds to purchase personal smoothie makers and exercise equipment for six members of the volleyball team. Anna Shank volunteered as an assistant in the STAR event, Applied Math in the Culinary Industry.

MAHS FCCLA members are involved in many service projects in the community. MAHS FCCLA served at the Ronald McDonald House as guest chefs, preparing meals for families of hospitalized children. In addition, they have volunteered throughout the year to pack backpacks of food for MAHS students in the Raiderpack program. FCCLA members honored the military by sending packages overseas and honored the fallen with the Wreaths Across America program. FCCLA members raised funds to sponsor 3rd graders from Reid Elementary on a Buddy Trip to the Lancaster Science Factory.

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work, and social issues through Family & Consumer Sciences and related Career and Technical Education programs.  The organization has involved over ten million youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because it is the only national in-school organization with the family as its central focus.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.  Middletown Area High School has sponsored an FCCLA chapter since 2004.

  • – Andrea Holtry, FCCLA Advisor

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