FCCLA kicks off year


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A giant slip and slide was part of the fun at the first FCCLA meeting of the year.

FCCLA kicked off their year earlier this month with its first meeting of the year. Last year the FCCLA students received a award at their regional competition for the most increased members in the 3A division with a 210% increase. Advisor Wendy Neyland has hopes to receive that award again this year.

“It’s amazing that two years ago there were six members in FCCLA, and last year there were 35, which was crazy, because 30 was our goal,” Neyland said. “I plan on increasing our numbers from here on out; FCCLA has really grown, and I couldn’t be prouder.”

This summer the FCCLA and FFA officers joined forces and traveled a six-hour bus ride to MO Ranch to learn leadership skills, come together as a team for problem solving skills and to help overcome some fears. The officer teams were able to get onto rope courses.

“I have such a big fear of heights, and when I went ziplining I was able to overcome my fear,” senior Brianna Johnston said. “We all had so much fun. It is something that I am never going to forget.”

During the meeting the members talked about future community services projects for the upcoming year. The officers explained goals they had set this summer and then went outside for a slip and slide.

“I think the meeting went great. We were able to explain everything we wanted to and discuss what we had planned this year,”junior Natalie Freeman said. “I really look forward to this year being a great year.”