The Tarkio High School FCCLA Chapter attended the FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference in October. Those attending included, from left to right: front row – Lexi Somerville and Amy Somerville; and back row – Novalee Yeary, Jordyn Hogue, Jayden Viets, Shaylee Sparks, and Skye Clark. (Photo Submitted By Advisor Dara Wennihan)

Students from Tarkio High School attended the 2018 Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fall Leadership Conference, October 21-22, 2018, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. Approximately 1,000 FCCLA members, advisers, and chaperones attended the conference, including Tarkio students Jordyn Hogue, Shaylee Sparks, Jayden Viets, Skye Clark, Novalee Yeary, Lexi Somerville, and Amy Somerville, and advisor Dara Wennihan.

FCCLA students were able to choose from a variety of different sessions. Sunday included a general session and a keynote by Patrick Grady, Florida FCCLA Executive Director. Sunday evening and Monday sessions included trainings in leadership, FCCLA programing and a variety of other topics. Trainings were performed by Missouri FCCLA State Officers and TRI Leadership. Members were inspired to help others and be a positive leader.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in FCCLA programs and activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities. For more information, visit the FCCLA website at