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The Adams County Record Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Page 11 t" Council students, Sierra Shankle, Jac Cook, Kim Hornisberger, Savannah Schaffer and Hannah Bryson, were among more than 6,600 nationwide members, advisers, alumni, and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Orlando, Florida July 6-12 for the 2012 National Leadership Conference. This year's student- originated theme for the annual national meeting was "#realitycheck." Throughout the convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues, including family, school and community violence prevention, physical as well as financial fitness, future career exploration and countless community service projects. A number of relevant youth issues, such as the changing roles of men and women in the home and workplace, leadership, and obesity prevention were also explored at the meeting through presentations, workshops, and youth sessions. Hannah Bryson, a 2012-2013 FCCLA State Officer, will continue to work with other FCCLA members and advisers in Idaho to encourage others to discover their strengths, motivate members to target career goals, and initiate a plan to ignite youth leadership in the community. Over 3,600 students competed in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) which are competitive events that build proficiency and received top gold, which qualified them for the state competition. At the State FCCLA conference in April the FCCLA members in Orlando, Florida. Left to right: Kim Hornisberger, Savannah Schaffer Jac Cook, Hannah Bryson, Sierra Shankel. achievement in leadership and job-related skills. Jac Cook & Sierra Shankle competed in Environmental Ambassadors, and earned a gold award. Kim Hornisberger & Hannah Bryson competed in Chapter Service Project Display and earned a silver. Savannah Schaffer earned a silver award in Career Investigations competition. The Council High School FCCLA members first competed at the district level, and I Cattle Sale [ Butcher Gattle Sale I Pigs, sheep, andgoats "~j*" 1901 K Chica~o, Caldwell, Idaho L try[ 208-459-7475 Toll Free 1-800-788-4429 Special business sereices aeallable a/The Adams Ceun ilecerd. I B&W Copies $.15 each Send and receive faxes $1.00 per page Design Services Low Volume Scanning Assist with e-mail File uploads and downloads Call fer de/ails and fight childhood hunger. In addition, over 15,000 pairs of shoes were collected to benefit Soles4Souls. 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 190,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than l:en 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 CHS teams all receivedin-school student top gold in their events organization with the and qualified to represent family as its central focus. CHS and Idaho at the Participation in national national leadership conference. A donation of $37,488.71 was presented to Share Our Strength from National FCCLA to programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities ,er .e Orlando, FL. - Jodi Cook, a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Council Junior/ Senior High School, was selected by the Idaho association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) to join the nationally sponsored Adviser- to-Adviser program. As an Adviser-to- Adviser leader, Mrs. Cook participated in a special training session at the FCCLA 2012 National Leadership Conference held July 6-12 in Orlando, Florida. More than 6,400 members, advisers, alumni, and guests attended the meeting. As a part of this national adviser network, Jodi plans to assist Theresa Golis, Idaho state adviser, with adviser training and organizational promotion throughout the upcoming year. As a spokesperson for the organization, Mrs. Cook plans to represent FCCLA at District III conferences, and Professional Technical Education conferences. One of Jodi's responsibilities in this leadership role is to mentor new and potential advisers and show how FCCLA chapters add a new dimension to the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum by providing students with leadership skills. "Ir~ray role as an adviser leader, I will be presenting workshops at the district and state FCCLA teachers meetings. I am looking forward to working with this enthusiastic group of Family and Consumer Sciences teachers;' she stated. SUBARU with #be confidence of road- 4~heel Drive: s ndard