FCCLA Year Recap

FCCLA members at the Region 10 competition.

FCCLA members at the Region 10 competition.

   FCCLA is a club that stands for “family career and community leaders of America”. As a club, they compete in regional, state, and national competitions. The club allows students to do hands-on activities that involve careers in entrepreneurship, baking, cooking, family events and planning, and more.

FCCLA state qualifiers pose for a picture.

   They are sponsored by Mrs. Bones and have around 40 members. Most of their year consists of preparing for competitions. Every Friday the leadership team meets up and discusses upcoming events and competitions. 

   To prepare for competitions members would cook and have team bonding activities. They spend most of the fall and winter bonding as a club and coming together to do service projects. One, in particular, was writing inspirational quotes on the sidewalk outside of the school. 

   In February they competed in their regional event called Region 10 Star at Missouri State University. At that competition, they brought two duos who as a result qualified for state. Going to regionals gave them the opportunity to learn more about the career field that they competed in. They were able to take the judge’s feedback and come back better prepared for their state competition. 

   As a result of their regional win, they were able to travel up to Lake of the Ozarks to compete in the state competition. They placed second and got the silver medal, but unfortunately did not qualify for nationals. They had two duos compete and brought nine people.

    FCCLA allows students to practice careers that they love and learn skills that will help them later in life.  Right now they are meeting to discuss the next year and to elect their new leadership team. 

   FCCLA has had lots of success and has made many memories this past year. Members of the club are feeling bittersweet about this ending but are excited about the next chapter.

   “I’m really sad that my time in FCCLA is ending because I loved it. It was unlike anything else and I know that the future of Kickapoo FCCLA will do amazing things,” senior Liz Kilgo said.