Career and technical students plan rally

Molly Mendoza – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Coming up Saturday, Sept. 24, is the 16th annual Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Leadership Rally.  The rally is scheduled from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Braden River High School The clubs in attendance will include Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), and Technology Students Association (TSA) from all the middle and high schools in the area.

Everyone is encouraged to bring canned foods to donate to the Food Bank, and the clubs compete against each other to see who can bring the most. There will also be a free breakfast available during registration, which is scheduled for 8–8:30 a.m.

This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Grady (, whose presentation will focus on leadership but is expected to include humor and even some hypnosis. This event will be a great way for the clubs to come together to kick off the year and show some school spirit.

FCCLA adviser Elaine Bowling, said, “I’m excited to see Mr. Grady because he’s our FCCLA state advisor, and the kids will love him because he’s funny.”