Holyoke FCCLA members at the 2018 national conference are pictured from left, Lauren Bergner, Kyra Loutensock, Savannah Burris and Makenzie Martin.

HHS sends 4 to national FCCLA

    Four Holyoke Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27-July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
    Chaperoned by adviser Karen Ortner, Kyra Loutensock competed in chapter service project display, while Lauren Bergner, Savannah Burris and Makenzie Martin competed in chapter in review portfolio. All members brought home gold medals in their respective events, with Loutensock scoring a 96.66/100 by the event’s rubric and the chapter in review team earning a 99/100.
    The conference provided Holyoke students opportunities to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspired by FCCLA,” which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA and communities.
     “Our National Leadership Conference was a great success this year, with a record-setting attendance of over 7,500 members, advisers, partners and guests. During the past week we’ve watched thousands of students come together and realize their full potential through competition, career training and workshops. The relationships developed and training experienced during this conference have empowered students to go into their schools and communities and make a difference, bringing with them the values and passions FCCLA brings to our members,” said Sandy Spavone, executive director of FCCLA.

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