On Monday, February 28th, 440 FCCLA members and advisers from across the state attended the FCCLA Peer Education Conference in Kearney at the Holiday Inn. The Ord FCCLA Chapter had 20 members in attendance. "Small Changes, Big Impact" was the theme for the conference that was planned and led by members of the State Peer Officer Team.
During the opening session, members of the State Peer Officer Team were introduced and shared information about the FCCLA National Programs. Finalists for the Family Leader, Career Leader and Community Leader State Peer Officer Team were recognized as well. Hannah Klein of the Ord FCCLA Chapter is a finalist for a SPOT State Officer Position on the Career Leader Team for the 2022-2023 officer team. She will complete the final requirements at the State Leadership Conference held in April. At the conference, Klein will take an FCCLA knowledge test, create a presentation about a career specific topic, and also go through an interview as the last part of the officer qualifications.
Chapters who participated in the Family Leader, Career Leader and Community Leader Outreach projects were introduced. The Capture the Action Awards and trophies were presented to chapters. The Ord FCCLA Chapter was recognized for their participation in the Family Leader Outreach project. The Ord FCCLA’s chapter’s project for this category was planning and organizing a trip to the Ord Elementary 6th Grade class to teach students how to measure ingredients and put together a take-home hamburger helper kit for each student and their families to make at home together.
The keynote speaker for the conference was Maile Ilac Boeder from The Leadership Center in Aurora. Her powerful presentation kept members active and engaged. The theme of the keynote was about taking the initiative to make big changes and impact others through commitment. Other session presenters at the conference were Shannon Olberding of Atkinson, who spoke about Body Positivity, Mental and Physical Health, Vanessa Parra who shared her message on Abusive Relationships and the SPOT Council Officers led a session on the FCCLA National Programs and how to incorporate that into our own chapter goals and projects.
This year's Small Changes, Big Impact Conference Outreach Project asked chapters to donate items to benefit the S.A.F.E. Center and Compass in Kearney. Nebraska Chapters brought 637 items that were presented to representatives from each of those agencies during the closing session.
Hannah Klein, Sophomore at Ord High School is a SPOT officer Finalist for the Career Leader Team.
Ord FCCLA Members attending the Peer Education Conference in Kearney.
Front Row (L-R): Alyssa Lawrence, Payton Bruha, Avery Bruha, Kaci Bruha, Katrina Cassell
Middle Row (L-R): Kaitlyn Flessner, Jazmen Birkel, Juls Gonzalez, Addison Stethem, Aracely Negrete, Colten Checketts, Advisor Ms. Hornickel
Back Row (L-R)- Emma Dehart, Lillie Shoemaker, Azia Giron, Annabel Zaruba, Skylar Kokes, Hannah Klein, Carmen Wagner, Trinity Chatfield