The Campus High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and over 1,600 FCCLA youth members and adult advisers from across the country gathered in Louisville, KY, November 9-11 for the annual FCCLA National Cluster Meeting (NCM).
These meetings provided FCCLA members with opportunities to compete in career-applicable skill demonstration competitions ranging from interviewing skills and impromptu speaking to technology used in teaching. Youth teams also competed in events that challenged students’ knowledge in personal finance, consumer responsibilities, technology, health and safety, and more.
Campus FCCLA members were involved in several events at the NCM. The FCCLA Knowledge Bowl team competed against 26 other teams from across the nation to secure a national 3rd place ranking. This qualified the Campus team to compete in the National Leadership Conference this summer in Anaheim, California. Several other members participated in the FCCLA Skill Demonstration Events. Kaitlin Martin earned 1st place in the Toys That Teach event, Aaliyah Phongmany earned 2nd place in the Interior Design Challenge, Cameron Herd placed 3rd Place in the Culinary Food Art Event, Elizabeth Baalman earned 4th place in Impromptu Speaking and Brianna Dunn placed 5th in Toys That Teach, Senior Division. Other students who competed in the Skill Demonstration Events included Linh Hong in Culinary Knife Skills, and Ceyanna Shaffer and Aiana Masters in the FCCLA Knowledge Event.
Campus High School also had several members who completed the FCCLA Leadership Academy, an important part of the NCM. The Leadership Academy develops leadership, employability, and 21st century skills. It also gives members the opportunity to be recognized for their personal growth efforts.