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Neligh-Oakdale senior Will Paul was among state FCCLA leaders who met with Governor Pete Ricketts last week in the first proclamation signing in the term.
Members of the Nebraska FCCLA Association participated in the event in the Warner Chamber of the Capitol Building.
The purpose of the proclamation is to recognize February 8-14, 2015 as National FCCLA Week. After a brief meet-and greet opportunity with the Governor, the ceremony got underway. During the welcome, Gov. Ricketts commended each proclamation, noting the great opportunities organizations, such as FCCLA, provide throughout the state of Nebraska. The organization was represented by Sarah Smith, National 1st Vice President, Creighton; Connor McManigal, VP of Development, Logan View; Tyra Reardon, Families First SPOT, St. Edward; Will Paul, Neligh-Oakdale; Luis Cuevas, Elkhorn South; Bailey Rolfes, Elkhorn South; Amina Siddiqui, Elkhorn South; and Emily Cumming, St. Edward.
After the signing, members and their advisers visited the Capitol and even had an opportunity to view the new Legislature in action from the viewing gallery.
The following is the statement of the proclamation:
Whereas, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the national nonprofit student organization for family and consumer sciences students through grade 12, helps youth assume their roles in society though family and consumer sciences education in areas of personal growth, family life, vocational preparation and community involvement; and
Whereas, the organization extends classroom learning through chapter projects that develop leadership and initiative and helps young men and women learn how to plan, make decisions, and carry out and evaluate programs of action as they work with other youth and adults in their school and community; and
Whereas, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, offers members and opportunity to work together for common purposes for the improvement of themselves, their families and their communities; and
Whereas, the week of February 8 – 14, 2015 has been designated as National FCCLA Week with the theme “Exceeding Expectations.”
Now, therefore, I, Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, do hereby proclaim the week of February 8 – 14, 2015, as National FCCLA Week in Nebraska, and I do hereby urge all citizens to acquaint themselves with the activities and values of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, to show interest in it and give help and encouragement to these young men and women who are working to achieve knowledge and experience that will help prepare them for future responsibilities as active and concerned adult members of society.