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WDC FCCLAers attend dynamic leadership training

Whitney Meacham does her Great Grains presentation.1 / 2
Erin Johnson, Adrianna Buettner, Desi Seibert, Anissa Mench, Whitney Meacham, Yalonda Nelson, Bana Jahnke (National FCCLA staff member) stand together.2 / 2

On Nov. 7-8, six FCCLA members from Wadena-Deer Creek High School -- Yalonda Nelson, state vice president of resource and development, Adrianna Buettner, Region 6 treasurer, Erin Johnson, Anissa Mench Region 6 Junior High Council, Whitney Meacham, State Peer Ed Team, and Desi Seibert, chapter secretary, and their advisor, Cindi Koll -- attended Dynamic Leadership II at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis.

There they learned about the new STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) with demonstrations by officers and members. Each state officer and Peer Ed Team member taught projects the students can take back and teach to other students on eating healthy, which is the Student Body program. There were three speakers, FCCLA National President Christopher Brockhoff from South Dakota and Bana Yahnke, from the national FCCLA office and Youthrive. There was also a yoga class and many fun mixers to engage participants in meeting new FCCLAers from throughout Minnesota.

Whitney's presentation was on "Great Grains." Yalonda's presentation was "Calcium Counts."