Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, most commonly known by students as FCCLA, is a non profit student led organization that focuses on Family and Consumer Science classes at Forbush High School. This is the only in-school organization which uses family as its central focus. One of the many purposes of FCCLA is to encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community, promote a better understanding between the youth and adults, and to prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society.
On April 5, the Forbush High School FCCLA members traveled to the Koury Convention Center located in Greensboro, to compete in the yearly state competition. Hundreds of schools statewide unite to be faced with different kinds of challenges in each event.
Junior Chelsey Moreno said, “This is an opportunity for my future career. I had to face my fears of public speaking which felt amazing to conquer.” Chelsey had great success in states when she placed fifth in her Interior Design event. This being her first time competing she was astonished when her name was called during the awards ceremony.
That’s not all the success that happened in Greensboro that week. Tiffany Kirkpatrick, Tessa Williamson and Monlea George placed in first, which takes them to nationals which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, this summer.
FCCLA members all gathered together for the closing ceremony dance. This is where the majority of the bonding happens once all competition is over. The students let loose and have the time of their lives making new memories with people they will always remember.
Cassandra Lopez is a student at Forbush High School.