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Washington FCCLA officers receive leadership training


Eight students from the Washington High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter recently attended the 2023 Lead Conference. The students included Maddylynn Patterson, Elizabeth Dunn, Lydi Hicks, Emiley Baxter, Charis Stewart, Ashlynn Bray, Paige Burns and Ves Hegeman.

The Lead Conference, one of four planned around the state, was held September 13 at the Simmons Center in Duncan.

“Lead Conference is a great opportunity for our FCCLA chapter officers to gain leadership experience, network with other officers in their region, and learn how to make an impact on the organization”, said Brittani Phillips, FCCLA State Adviser.

Shea Booster was the keynote speaker for the conference. Shea is a former National FFA officer and has traveled the country speaking to organizations and motivating them to get involved and “get going” with what they love.

The 10 State Officers led the training, which focused on teaching the chapter officers how to be effective leaders in their schools. Each chapter officer attended a specific leadership track for their office.

Oklahoma FCCLA serves approximately 17,000 members in 400 chapters in both junior and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Known as the “Ultimate Leadership Experience,” participation in FCCLA national programs, competitive events, and chapter activities helps members gain skills for life and become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

FCCLA’s mission is “to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science education.” It is the only CareerTech student organization with family as its central focus.


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