Teens Attend National FCCLA Leadership Conference

Orlando, FL – More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Orlando, FL July 7 – 12 for the 2012 National Leadership Conference. 7 student leaders and 2 Advisers/Chaperones representing Wellington Community HS recently returned from the National Leadership Conference.

      A central focus of the meeting is participation in National STAR Events available to FCCLA students. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition), are competitive events that build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills. To participate students must achieve first place status at the District and State Level.  The following teams participated from Wellington High School.  In Chapter Service Project Manual, Senior Division, Alexandria Webb, Sydney Sokolosky, and Cesia Vanella earned Silver medals for their project focused on a “Read to Me” program at New Horizons Elementary.  In Chapter Service Project Manual, Occupational Division, Jessica Sanchez and Katherine Sanchez earned Silver medals for their project that focused on a book drive for New Horizons Elementary and Wellington Elementary.  Additionally, Kayla Managroo earned a Gold Medal in Job Interview, Occupational Division.  She presented her career portfolio in Visual Merchandising.  Caroline Rane, a 2012 graduate, earned a Gold Medal in Fashion Construction, Occupation Division.  In the fall she will be majoring in Family and Consumer Science Education in Idaho.  The chaperones for the trip were Michelle Matella, FCCLA Adviser and Fashion Design teacher and Ron Matella from Palm Beach Central High School.

    FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  This is the first year Wellington High School has had an active FCCLA chapter and competed in District, State and National competition.   Participation in FCCLA helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

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Michelle Matella (Chapter Adviser), Katherine Sanchez, Jessica Sanchez, Caroline Rane, Sydney Sokolsky, Kayla Managroo, Cesia Vanella, Alexandria Webb