Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a club at Rock Creek and plenty of other high schools that is meant to help students be leaders. On Nov. 7, members of the Rock Creek chapter went to Wamego for the Fall Leadership Convention.
The FCCLA members who attended were senior Anna Jilka and sophomores Ashley Bramhall, Cassandra Ebert, Kayla Huffman, Dakota Nelson, Briana Spriggs, Megan Thompson and Morgan Tiers.
“Whoever signed up was allowed to go, so there were a lot of people,” Tiers said.
At the convention, they participated in different workshops and listened to lectures.
“The workshop was over drugs and healthy eating, and we had a speaker talk to us,” Nelson said. “We talked [and] listened to a few speeches about drugs and leadership, in general.”
The next events for FCCLA members are called STAR events, which will be held in February. This requires students to participate in a project focused on helping others or the environment and to present it at the event. Many students volunteer in soup kitchens or do things such as make blankets for needy children.
Kjiersten Vaughn, the FCCLA sponsor, said, “FCCLA is a great student organization to help students with leadership.”
Story by Jayde Cantwell, Staff Member