On July 4, 2014, sixteen members of Macon County High School FCCLA boarded a charter bus and headed out to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. They made several stops along the way visiting Graceland, the JFK Museum, and the Stockyards in Ft. Worth, Texas. During their week long stay in San Antonio, they were able to see many sights as well, which included: taking a boat tour, watching a show on the River Walk, visiting the Holocaust museum, the Alamo, Six Flags, the Hispanic Market, Tower of the America’s, and Sea World.
While they enjoyed these interesting and fun events, the main reason for their travels was to participate in the 2014 FCCLA National Leadership Conference along with 7500 members and advisers from across the country. They won this opportunity by receiving first place at the state competition in April. After competing in five different events at the national competition, MCHS FCCLA brought home one gold and four silver medals. The members also attended workshops with topics such as don’t text and drive and social media. They participated in general sessions where they were able to see the national officers in action and hear motivational speakers. They also met and networked with others from Tennessee and across the country while developing their leadership skills.
This once in a lifetime opportunity was enjoyed by all, some members are already planning and preparing to attend next years national conference. They would like to thank everyone who helped make this trip possible. A special thanks to Farm Bureau, Citizens Bank, Macon Bank and Trust, Tri-County, North Central Telephone, Lafayette City Council, and the Macon County Commissioners.