FCCLAers attend the state conference
Twenty one FCCLAers attended the Minnesota State Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Conference April 15-17 at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington.
The meeting began with an outstanding state officer presentation including Yalonda Nelson, state vice president of resource and development. It continued with keynote speaker Sam Glenn, author of A Kick in the Attitude. He used humor and art to inspire the audience members to always look for the best direction to take in life.
Thursday evening Peter Bloedel entertained with magic and mind reading. The closing session on Saturday featured Greg Lenn who encouraged us all to strive to be more than just good, but to be great at everything we attempt.
The highlight of the state conference for most members is the STAR Event competition. WDC FCCLAers earned the following awards for their presentations:
Anissa Mench, bronze
Katelyn Hanson, Haley Formo, and Morgan Schiller, silver
Faith Knight and Kelsey Schwartz, silver
Samantha Wittstruck, silver
Whitney Meacham and Desi Seibert, silver
Kayla Hanson and Desiree Isola, gold
Jodana Albers and Katie Rokenbrodt, gold
Paige Schiller and Hope Steward, gold
Adrianna Buettner and Yalonda Nelson, gold
Desi Seibert and Whitney Meacham, gold
Josh Lund, Joe Pate, Drew Larson and Mike Paavola got to entertain the delegates on Thursday afternoon with their musical performance that was the Region 6 talent advancer.
Adrianna Buettner was named the Outstanding Region Treasurer for 2009-10. Anissa Mench was elected the Region 6 Treasurer for 2010-2011. Yalonda Nelson and Adrianna Buettner earned alternate to national competition honors on their Teen Pregnancy presentation.
Since Nelson had organized the FCCLA Silent Auction, the WDC chapter had the responsibility of manning the auction during the Thursday and Friday of the conference. Nearly $1,400 was raised for the state association.
Chapter parents who attended and assisted chapter members for the conference were Lisa Meacham, Beth Super, Jenny Snook, Lois Ellingson and Roger Schwan, and Mike and Mary Nelson.