Perkins County FCCLA members attend conference
District 11 FCCLA Leadership conference was held at Mid Plains Community College in McCook on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Twenty-seven members from Perkins County High FCCLA attended this conference with their advisor Mrs. Cathy Ochsner.
Tanya Metcalf presided as District 13 president at this conference. Kelly Rippen from Mid Plains Community College greeted students during the morning session. She focused on the opportunities offered to students at Mid Plains in McCook and North Platte and encouraged students to tour the campus.
During the morning session students were able to interact with a panel from the McCook Work Ethic Camp.
Three work camp residents shared their stories and answered questions from District 11 FCCLA members. It was a very informative session.
Randy Vlasin, former agriculture teacher and FFA advisor from Imperial, was the morning speaker. He challenged students to “become the next best generation.”
During the afternoon sessions Kayla Woodmancy and Mariah Curtis competed in Junior Creed Speaking Contest. Kayla earned second place in this contest.
Alexis Schmidt earned second place in the Senior High Creed Speaking Contest.
Hailey Sletten, Alexis Schmidt and Capri Meyer earned second place in the poster contest.
Topics for the other afternoon break out sessions students attended were: diabetes, leadership, healthy relationships, dating violence, sexual assault, MRSA, internet safety and culinary skills.
Students were able to choose two sessions to attend.
The District Outreach Project was collecting canned goods and other items for the McCook Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program. Over 386 items were collected from this district.
Michelle Skeels from Perkins County FCCLA won a door prize for contributing items to the District Outreach project.