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Jasmine attends the FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop in Kearney.

PC FCCLA student and advisor gain training at workshop

Jasmine Schulze from Perkins County High School FCCLA recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Workshop. She was accompanied by her FCCLA Advisor Cathy Ochsner. 

The annual event was held this year at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney and featured over 470 students from all corners of Nebraska. 

All students at this event heard from members of the state officer team, the state peer officer team and other chapter leaders about state and national programs, leadership development and chapter management. 

This year’s conference took on a new task of providing more specialized training options for a variety of FCCLA members focusing on national programs ranging from Financial Fitness to Career Connections. Three Tracks, Chapter Leader, Next Level Leader, and New Member were offered to welcome, lead, and challenge members. 

Schulze attended the Chapter Leader track and was able to formulate an idea for a STAR project for this year. She also learned about the Financial Fitness and Career Connections National programs. 

A highlight for students was hearing from keynote speaker Hunter Radenslaben. A 2017 graduate of Waverly High School, Radenslaben has already been recognized as a professional speaker and Twitter guru. 

As a 12-year-old, Radenslaben created the successful Twitter account turned media company, Athlete Nation, that now has over 70,000 followers. His passion for sharing how young people can leverage their power on social media to change the world for the better and developing positive family relationships were evident in his presentation. He emphasized that student’s involvement in Career and Technical Student Organizations, like FCCLA or other student activities encourage them to grow their future potential. This message was at the heart of the leadership training provided as well. 

As Schulze brings this information and training back to her chapter, she is looking forward to implementing it in a variety of ways. 

Schulze is the Perkins County vice president of STAR and in that role she plans to encourage others to participate in STAR and work on national projects. Schulze and Mrs. Ochsner want everyone to complete five modules of Power of One and be recognized for their efforts at State and National FCCLA Conference. 

Schulze said it was awesome to be able to walk across the stage at state conference in Lincoln last year and be recognized for her completion of Five Modules in the Power of One program. 

FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Nebraska FCCLA has more than 3,000 members in 100 chapters across the state. For more information about FCCLA, please visit www.nebraskafccla.org. 

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