Jessica Harris and Mr. Fogg, FCCLA Advisor at Warren County High School
LOCAL STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING
SKILLS IN STATE COMPETITION
Jessica Harris of Warren County High School recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2014 State Leadership Conference.
Jessica who is a senior at Warren County High School, and is the daughter of Diane Harris received a Silver medal in Illustrated Talk, one of 31 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students. Her medal was presented at a recognition session honoring all participants at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC on Wednesday April 2, 2014. Hundreds of members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the state attended this meeting.
Jessica used her Family and Consumer Sciences related occupation skills to develop a presentation on Childhood Obesity using the Eagles on the Move Line Dancing Class instructed by Odessa Perry. She explained how dancing a way to prevent childhood obesity and staying active is.
“I decided to research and give my Illustrated Talk on childhood obesity,” Jessica said, “because it is a serious issue that has a lifelong effect on families, communities and school environment. This project taught me a great deal about organizing and presenting information to others that youth can make a difference.
FCCLA’s STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner. Competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success. Both youth and adults work together to manage the events and serve as evaluators of the participants.
Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration, and much more. FCCLA programs and competitions enrich student learning, improve self-esteem, and serve students with a range of ability levels, economic situations, and cultural influences.
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 200,000 members and over 6,500 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.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.