FCCLA kicks off at Iola High School

Alyssa White, Staff Writer

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America  (FCCLA) went to the Fall Leadership Conference on November 4th, at Burlington High School. The theme was “Past, Present, and Future Leaders with FCCLA.”

The students went to breakout sessions, which are thirty minute sessions where they listened to guest speakers. Such speakers included a representative from the WIllow Domestic Violence Center, Hali Crellin, a state FCCLA officer, and Peer One Facts. The students heard about abuse, the cost of organ donations, healthy versus unhealthy relationships, and safe dating. The attendants from Iola High School were: Chloe Hageman, chapter president; Brianna Baker, vice president; Cellia Branstetter, secretary; Chandler House, recreation leader; and also Hannah Herfurth, Levon Hogue, Alyssa Lewis, Brylee Maley, Destiny Mitchell, Mackenzie Scheibmeir, Emmie Brant, Alexis Henry, and Levi Seilonen.

FCCLA recently had a fundraiser called Mix Bag Design. This fundraiser sold colorful bags with scarves, kitchen utensils, and christmas decorations, among other things. This fundraiser took place from November 2nd until November 13th.

On November 19th, FCCLA will be holding a Service Learning Project called “Kardz for Kidz” at Iola High School. Their goal is to make at least 50 cards to donate. There will be a dinner and games. The program starts at 5:30 P.M. All of the members and officers of FCCLA, and their advisers will be attending.