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Six students from the Neligh-Oakdale FCCLA chapter attended the Peer Education Conference on February 26 & 27 in Kearney, NE.
On Sunday, Alex Morrison complete the state officer test and three rounds of behavioral interviews with the current state officer team, the FCCLA district advisory council and a few of the Nebraska Dept of Education representatives. Results will not be available until State Leadership Conference in April.
The other students participated in the Pre-Conference Session: FCCLA Knowledge Survivor. The N-O FCCLA chapter received 3rd place. The winner was able to donate one-half of the registrations for the preconference to the non-profit organization of their choice.
Monday was educational and fun-filled day. The theme for the conference was “SuPEER Hereos: Empowering leaders by day, saving community by night!” Students began the day with a short presentation of several awards and recognitions.
Nicasia Grosserode was recognized with completing the Career Connections program by researching a career, completing a career cluster interest survey, plan steps to the career, create a resume, and determine the skills necessary for the chosen career. The students had three breakout sessions that they attended: “Resumes 101” by Jill Goedeken, “Empowering Leaders with with the SuPEER Hereos” by State Peer Officer Team (SPOT) members, and “Love Adelyn: Giving Hope to Little Hearts.”
There was also a session for those that are interested in running for one of the SPOT teams in the future. The keynote speaker “Lloyd Roberts” discussed the Nebraska MADD organization (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). His story was very emotional as he told about how his daughter who had been drinking had run head on with a brand new semi truck and trailer. He not only talked about how his family dealt with loss emotionally and financially, but also discussed the effects on other people.
The students had a great time, learned more about FCCLA, and inspired by the topics presented.