Sammy Kedziora – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The weekend of Nov. 10-12, LRHS seniors and Florida Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state officers Skylee Miller and Taylor Trevithick ventured to Washington D.C. to attend important meetings.
The first meeting was Capital Leadership, which was meant to advocate for the “Perkins Fund” or better known as the Carl D. Perkins Fund. The fund exists to financially support Career and Technical Education courses like FCCLA. Those who attended the meeting learned how to speak properly with congressional representatives to help them better understand the importance of the fund and convince them to support it.
Miller and Trevithick spoke with one of Florida’s senators as well as 27 members of the House of Representatives to help them better understand the importance of the fund.
They then attended the National Cluster Meeting, which was put together by some of FCCLA’s national officers. The meeting included leadership workshops, state officer training, network meetings, and other general meetings for leadership opportunities and learning more about leadership in FCCLA.
Miller and Trevithick also had some time to travel the city and sightsee between meetings and events.
“It was a great and I wish everyone could experience it; and that is just one reason why I love being an FCCLA state officer,” stated Miller.
The next meeting LRHS FCCLA members will attend is the District Meeting Tuesday, where the Mustangs will compete against other schools in Manatee County.