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Local students attend Leadership Conference

From STAFF REPORTS

FORT VALLEY — Youth from the Sumter County chapters of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at the Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center in Fort Valley. Over 1,200 students and advisers from 200 schools across Georgia participated in leadership workshops, planned the chapter’s program of work and participated in competitions at this location and another in Covington. Students were motivated by the conference theme “2016 Boot Camp”. Along with other advisers and members from across the state, Sumter County School’s FCCLA chapter advisers accompanied members to the meeting.
Chapters also had the chance to compete in several events including: T-shirt Design, State Lapel Pin Design, Membership Recruitment and Statesman Award.  At the conclusion of the day the awards ceremony was held to recognize all of the accomplishments of the competition winners.
For more information on Georgia FCCLA, visit www.gafccla.com.
About FCCLA:
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 160,000 members and over 4,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.