Cedris Bullard – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Over this past week LRHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the state convention in Orlando.
FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that aims to help youth in public and private schools with family bonds, careers, and participation in the community.
Seniors Ty Roberts and Britney Johnson were awarded bronze in the interpersonal communications category.
Seniors Keionte Henry and I’jonie Lewis were awarded silver in the focus on children.
Lastly, sophomore Christopher Holmes received silver in the job interview category.
Holmes thought the competition was very successful, “I really enjoyed the state Leadership conference because it helped me to make new friends and it was great overall.”
Mustang sophomore ready for state office
Nicolette Ngov – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last weekend LRHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members competed in various events pertaining to their leadership in the community. Along with competing, one member was even able to run for a state leadership position.
LRHS sophomore Morgan Kirchman ran for and won president-elect. Kirchman said, “Running against a state officer was a challenge and definitely made me want to work harder.”
It took Kirchman about four months to prepare her campaign, which included a speech, board and pamphlets.
Kirchman said, “The process was really stressful, but it also taught me a lot.”
As president-elect, Kirchman will oversee the membership campaign, which encourages students to join FCCLA, and to learn the duties of a president.
Kirchman said, “When I was inducted, I knew it would be the beginning of a life-changing experience. Being a state officer for two years is going to shape me as a person and prepare me for my career. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”