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2011 FCCLA Officers, from left: National Officer Candidate Patrick Colgan, State Vice President for Membership Anmerie Schirmer, Secretary Mikayla Gall, Public Relations Director Darian Coffey, and Vice President Evann Vrana.

FCCLA Officers Start the Year with the Fall Leadership Workshop

Five Officers Attend Annual Event

Wahoo High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America started the year by taking five officers to the Fall Leadership Workshop, sponsored by Nebraska FCCLA at Wayne State College on September 14.  

Those in attendance were Vice-President Evann Vrana, Secretary Mikayla Gall, Public Relations Director Darian Coffey, National Officer Candidate Patrick Colgan, and State Vice President of Membership Anmerie Schirmer.

The event started with a keynote session in which Wahoo High School Adviser Allison Kreifels spoke to the group about The Student Leadership Challenge.  

The Student Leadership Challenge is based on 30 years of research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, and focuses on five specific behaviors that leaders can practice in order to improve their leadership skills and, in turn, the organization.

Anmerie Schirmer presented two breakout sessions at the 2011 FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop.
During the afternoon students got the opportunity to choose sessions that ranged in topic from chapter recognition and running for office to working with other Career Student Organizations and community service.  

Schirmer presented two sessions during these breakout opportunities. Students could also choose to tour the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Wayne State.  

The day closed with a second keynote session in which Mrs. Kreifels challenged all of the chapters to look at their leadership in their school and, using their new knowledge, look for ways to improve their own leadership and their chapter’s standing in the school.

Students are excited about the knowledge they gained, and look forward to a busy year implementing some new programs and continuing to grow.

If you have any questions about FCCLA or would like to help students become leaders in their families, careers, and communities, please contact Adviser Allison Kreifels at akreifels@esu2.org.

FCCLA Officers Start the Year with the Fall Leadership Workshop

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