Vilonia students travel, participate in FCCLA event

Seven Vilonia students represented the school district at the 2014 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in July including Alex Stroud, a junior at Vilonia High School, who represented the Arkansas delegation as state parliamentarian. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Faith Burroughs, Jordan Mashburn, Maggie Collier, Casey Williams, Jedidiah Myers and Noah Myers, all 10th-grade students at Vilonia High School, were among the members who took part in STAR Event Competitions at the 2014 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in July in San Antonio, Texas.

Alex Stroud, a junior at Vilonia High School, represented the Arkansas delegation as the state parliamentarian and took part in the FCCLA Leadership Academy and electing the 2014-15 National Executive Council.

Vilonia High School FCCLA sponsor, Maynette Stroud, was selected by the FCCLA to join the nationally-sponsored Adviser-to-Adviser program as a leader.

Maynette participated in a special training session at the 2014 FCCLA National Leadership Conference. As a part of this national adviser network, she plans to assist the Arkansas State Adviser with mentoring new and potential advisers and show how FCCLA chapters add a new dimension to the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum by providing students with leadership skills.

As a spokesperson for the organization, she plans to represent FCCLA at the Arkansas FCCLA Adviser training seminars, FCCLA Capitol Leadership in Washington, D.C., in October and professional meetings throughout the state.

Burroughs competed in the career investigations event. Her project focused on the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. She received a gold medal in the event.

Mashburn competed in the environmental ambassador event. Her project focused on ways people can make a difference on the environment. She received a gold medal in the event.

Collier and Williams competed in the Illustrated Talk Event. Their project focused on autism awareness. They received gold medals in the event.

Jedidiah and Noah Myers competed in the sports nutrition event. Their project focused on the dietary needs of a cross country athlete. They received gold medals in the event.

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