Jordyn Hogue gets a bird’s-eye view while attending National FCCLA Leadership Conference.
Tarkio High School FCCLA Chapter member Jordyn Hogue joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28 through July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC). The conference provided opportunities for the students to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspired by FCCLA,” which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.
“Our National Leadership Conference was a great success this year, with a record-setting attendance of over 7,500 members, advisers, partners and guests. During the past week we’ve watched thousands of students come together and realize their full potential through competition, career training, and workshops. The relationships developed and training experienced during this conference have empowered students to go into their schools and communities and make a difference, bringing with them the values and passions FCCLA brings to our members,” said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
Jordyn participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events and the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.
Competing with over 4,500 STAR Event participants in Atlanta, Jordyn achieved a silver medal in Interior design. She was able to compete at and tour the Savannah College of Art and Design.