CCHS students attended the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 72nd Annual State Leadership Conference at Chattanooga Convention Center March 27-29, 2017. During the three-day convention, students participated in competitions, attended workshops, and had the opportunity to listen to exceptional speakers. The conference theme was "We Have the Power," and throughout the conference members learned ways to show their power through leadership, community service, and strong families. While in Chattanooga, members also visited the Aquarium and Ruby Falls.
This year the Tennessee FCCLA Power to Give community service project was a "Power Tab" can tab drive. Cannon County brought the third most tabs with 25 pounds donated. We would like to thank everyone that participated in our drive. Tennessee FCCLA donated over 200 pounds of can tabs to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House. CCHS FCCLA was also awarded the Power of Reading Award and Gold STAR Chapter Certification.
Four CCHS students advanced from district competitions to compete at the state level. The results are as follows: Ashton Gilley won 4th place in Career Investigation, Junior. Taylor DeArmond and Carrie Smith won 4th place in Life Event Planning, Senior. Austin Powell won 1st place in Life Event Planning, Junior, and he will be representing Tennessee at the National FCCLA Convention in Nashville, Tennessee in July. We are so proud of these competitors for representing Cannon County so well.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.