Blackwell FCCLA attend Enid conference

September 28, 2023

Nine officers from the Blackwell High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of

America chapter recently attended the 2023 Lead Conference.

The Lead Conference, one of 4 planned around the state, was September 6 at Enid

Stride Bank Center. Attending from Blackwell High School were Ilana Brown, Evelyn Mireles,

Denay Stewart, Tyler Desrosier, Khloe Yocham, Emily Prince, Chloe Henderson, Malorie Prince

and Breannah McCurry.

“Lead Conference is a great opportunity for our FCCLA chapter officers to gain

leadership experience, network with other officers in their region, and learn how to make an

impact on the organization”, said Brittani Phillips, FCCLA State Adviser.

Shea Booster was the keynote speaker for the conference. Shea is a former National

FFA officer and has traveled the country speaking to youth organizations and motivating them to

get involved and “get going” with what they love.

The 10 State Officers led the training, which focused on teaching the chapter officers

how to be effective leaders in their schools. Each chapter officer attended a specific leadership

track for their office.

Oklahoma FCCLA serves approximately 17,000 members in 400 chapters in both junior

and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Known as the “Ultimate

Leadership Experience,” participation in FCCLA national programs, competitive events, and

chapter activities helps members gain skills for life and become strong leaders in their families,

careers, and communities.

FCCLA’s mission is “to promote personal growth and leadership development through

family and consumer science education.” It is the only CareerTech student organization with

family as its central focus.

FCCLA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech

programs. It is affiliated with family and consumer sciences. The other six CTSOs are SkillsUSA

(trade and industrial education), FFA (agricultural education), DECA (marketing education),

HOSA (health careers education, Business Professionals of America (business and information technology education), and Technology Student Association (science, technology, engineering

and mathematics).