Lincoln, NE- Over 1,100 students from all areas of Nebraska gathered for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska April 3-5. The conference took place in the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Holiday Inn-Downtown. Fillmore Central student Zack Quick was among the students that attended the conference.
Over the 3 day conference, students were able to participate in competitive events such as STAR Events, and attend several sessions and workshops led by many inspiring speakers on relevant youth issues. Topics included leadership development, peer education, entrepreneurship, nutrition and wellness, healthy relationships, and much more.
The students who attended the conference got the chance to listen to the conference keynote speaker Alex Sheen. Alex is the founder of the movement because I said I would, a social movement and non-profit dedicated to betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. He has been featured on The Today Show, ABC World News, and The Los Angeles Times. He once walked over 240 miles across the state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. He has impacted millions with his message.
This year, Zack represented Fillmore Central by competing in a STAR event at State Leadership Conference. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognizes members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Zack placed second in his event, “Teach and Train” and will be competing at the next level when he attends FCCLA’s National Leadership Conference.
This year, the National Leadership Conference will be held in San Diego, California on July 3-7, 2016. FCCLA members around the country will gather in sunny San Diego to attend workshops and youth sessions, as well as to compete in national STAR Events. Students will have the opportunity to network with and learn from members all around the country.
For more information about FCCLA at Fillmore Central, please contact Mrs. Biba at 402.759.3141.