FCCLA members win at Nationals!


Nashville, TN. – Kelsi Manz, Haley Schlegel, and Kristen Schilt of Paulding High School recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2013 National Leadership Conference . 

Kelsi Manz, daughter of Lester and Karen Manz, received a Gold medal in National Programs in Action – Community Service, one of 31 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students.  Kristen Schilt, daughter of Ben and Shannon Schilt, and Haley Schlegel, daughter of Pete and Kathy Schlegel, received a gold medal in their team project, Chapter Service Project Display.  Their medals were presented at a recognition session at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on Thursday, July 11.  Thousands of members, advisors, alumni, and guests from across the nation attended this meeting.  Approximately 3,600 students advanced from local, regional, and state level of STAR Events to the national meeting.

Kelsi Manz was a participant in the National Programs in Action – Community Service STAR Event.  National Programs in Action recognizes participants who explain how the FCCLA Planning Process was used to plan and implement a national program project.  She developed and implemented her project, “Blessings in a Bag” to deliver food to children in need. 

Haley Schlegel and Kristen Schilt participated in the Chapter Service Project Display STAR Event.  Chapter Service Project Display recognizes individuals that develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families, schools, and communities.  Students must use Family and Consumer Sciences content and skills to address and take action on a community need.   They held a “Pretty in Pink” party to raise money to donate to the Paulding Exempted Village Schools Mini-Relay for Life for cancer research.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), 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.  FCCLA has over 200,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.  Paulding High School’s Family and Consumer Science vocational program is a satellite of Vantage Career Center.

FCCLA:  The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members.  It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.      

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