MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Students from many of our state’s local communities will be competing for top awards at the 2018 Alabama Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 8-9.

Top winners will earn bronze, silver, or gold medals, and the opportunity to advance to the national championships in Atlanta, Georgia, in June. FCCLA is a national organization for students interested in Family and Consumer Science careers and programs-of-study.
It is unique among student organizations, because it emphasizes “family” as its central focus. More than 1,000 students and parents from Alabama’s top middle school and high school FCCLA chapters are traveling to Montgomery, to participate in this exciting event.
The celebration will kick off when FCCLA hosts its Opening Session – Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., in the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre. This session will feature national speaker Bill Cordes, and dynamic workshops, to inspire students to continue working towards success.
See the official schedule and list of contests in the 2018 FCCLA Program:
“This year, we have nearly 800 students participating in contests during the State Leadership Conference,” said Alabama FCCLA State Adviser Esther Hicks. “These competitive events will focus on financial management, and career planning in the areas of culinary, hospitality, early childhood education, fashion, and interior design.”
Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities. This year’s conference theme is Walk of Fame: FCCLA Inspired.
Some of the Alabama schools participating in this year’s state conference are: Alexandria High School, Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, Arab High School, Ardmore High School, Baker High School, Belgreen High School, Bob Jones High School, C.F. Vigor High School, Calhoun County Career Technical Center, Central High School of Clay County, Chambers County Career Tech, Childersburg High School, Cleburne County High School, Collinsville High School, Cordova High School, Deshler High School, Dora High School, Dothan Technology Center, Douglas High School, Escambia County High, Elberta High School, Elkmont High School, Etowah County Career Tech Center, Fayette Middle School, Florala High School, Florence High School, Fort Payne High School, G. W. Carver High School, Gaylesville High School, Geneva Regional Career Tech Center, Horseshoe Bend High School, Green County High School, Grissom High School, Guntersville High School, Hamilton High School, Hanceville High School, Holly Pond High School, Holtville High School, Horseshoe Bend High School, Houston County Career Academy, Hubbertville High School, Huffman High School, Huntsville Center for Technology, Huntsville High School, Jackson-Olin High School, Kate Duncan Smith Dar High School, Lauderdale County High, Lawrence County High School, Leeds High School, Lincoln High School, M. T. Blount High School, McAdory Middle School, Montevallo High School, Munford High School, Murphy High School, North Sand Mountain High School, Ohatchee High School, Phenix City High School, Phil Campbell High School, Ramsay High School, Randolph County High School, Red Bay High School, Samson High School, Rehobeth High School, Rogers High School, Saraland High School, Saraland Middle School, Sardis High School, Selma High School, Shelby County High School, Stanhope Elmore High School, Sylacauga High School, Talladega City Career Center, Valley High School, Vinemont High School, Walker High School, Wenonah High School, West Morgan High School, West Point High School, Wicksburg High School, and Wilcox-Central High School.
Students will also have the opportunity to gain great career advice and guidance from top business professionals – they will discover the true benefits of having a strong work ethic.
Special Alabama Awards:
This year, top Alabama teachers and schools will also receive recognition at this event:
  • Alabama Children First Award – Bob Jones High School
  • Alabama Families First Award – Horseshoe Bend High School
  • National Stop the Violence Award – Gaylesville High School
  • National Student Body Award – Fayette Middle School
  • National Community Service Award – Bob Jones High School
Alabama’s career and technical education (CTE) program provides students with an opportunity to participate in seven different student organizations including FCCLA. Currently, Alabama has more than 7,000 FCCLA members.
Learn more by contacting State FCCLA Adviser Esther Hicks at 334-353-1591, visiting FCCLA’s Web site, or the Twitter Page


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