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Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members of Oklahoma have elected the 2020-2021 state officers. Elections were held April 6-10 online, with winners announced April 30 during the virtual FCCLA Showcase.
Chloe Meyers will serve as FCCLA Vice President of Parliamentary Law for the 2020-2021 school year. Meyers is a junior at Stillwater High School and a first-year student in Meridian’s Culinary Arts program. She served as Vice President of Communications for her local FCCLA chapter.
Meyers is also a member of the Culinary Arts team that was named a top-10 team in NASA’s High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) outreach program. Meridian’s Culinary Arts program is one of the 33 schools that are putting creativity and science to work to develop recipes for space travel.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education and its affiliated student organization FCCLA are integral components in the CareerTech system. This national student organization helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues. More than 10,000 Oklahoma students in 373 chapters on high school and technology center campuses are members of FCCLA.
As members of the state executive council, the officers will start their leadership training at CareerTech University, May 27-29, 2020. State officers will then have the responsibility to conduct workshops and leadership training for FCCLA members across Oklahoma.
“The state executive council will plan and conduct workshops at each of the district officer trainings and leadership meetings this fall. The officers will also brainstorm ideas for the state convention and much more,” said Denise Morris, state FCCLA adviser. “FCCLA programs enrich student learning, improve self-esteem and serve students with a range of ability levels, economic situations and cultural influences.”
On a national level, FCCLA has more than 177,000 members and nearly 6,000 chapters from 50 state associations and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945.
“FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members,” Morris said. “It is the only CareerTech student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.”
FCCLA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech programs. The other six include FFA and Agricultural Education, DECA and Marketing Education, HOSA and Health Careers Education, Business Professionals of America and Business and Information Technology Education, Technology Students Association and STEM Education, and SkillsUSA and Trade and Industry Education.
For more information about FCCLA, e-mail Denise Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-743-5467. For more information about CareerTech student organizations, visit www.okcareertech.org/main/students.htm.
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts.
For more information or to enroll visit www.meridiantech.edu or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.