FRHSD Students Attend 2014 FCCLA Conference
Each year, Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) students and advisors are among hundreds who attend the annual New Jersey Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference. Representing FRHSD during this year’s conference held March 20-21 at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, were 75 student delegates and chapter advisors from Freehold Township High School, Manalapan High School, Marlboro High School and Colts Neck High School. Dominika Rybaltowski and Julia Farhat who currently hold NJFCCLA executive officer positions were also in attendance. Both FRHSD students are a part of the executive council responsible for planning this year’s conference.
This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Power-Up with FCCLA.” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as college and careers, leadership skills, diversity appreciation, community service, culinary career paths, technology and family. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 800 students participated in over 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition. Several FRHSD students earned first place gold awards in their competitive events and were given the honor to represent New Jersey at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference this July in San Antonio, Texas.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer sciences education courses. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues.