DALLAS — Millsap High School’s Brendan Greer, Isabella Greer, Riley Barham, Tadley Pontremoli, Madison Magallon, Rachael Holdsworth and Makenzie Jones attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 2019 National Fall Conference in Dallas Nov. 15-17. FCCLA’s 2019 NFC drew more than 2,500 members, advisers and supporters from across the nation with opportunities for personal development, career exploration and community service.
Throughout NFC, attendees heard from keynote speakers, participated in leadership workshops and competed in career-focused Skill Demonstration Event competitions and team events that tested their knowledge in personal finance, consumer responsibilities, technology, health and safety and more. FCCLA members also received the opportunity to network with fellow youth leaders and learn more about future career and college options through exploring the career pathways of human services, hospitality and tourism, education and training and visual arts and design.
In addition, FCCLA attendees took time to give back to the Dallas community by contributing to the Socks for the Sole community service project. FCCLA members and advisers were encouraged to donate socks to The Stewpot to benefit the Dallas community’s homeless population.
Those in attendance at NFC were encouraged by FCCLA’s annual theme, “Your Story,” in which they shared with fellow participants how they utilize the skills, experiences and knowledge gained through FCCLA to make a difference in their families, careers and communities across America.