On July 5, 2014, 112 Arizona high school students and Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the 69th Annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference.  In attendance were approximately 7,600 students, advisers and volunteers, with over 4,200 students from around the nation competing in a variety of 33 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events.  In order to compete at the national level, Arizona students competed and qualified at the state level in the spring.  From that point, the top winners were chosen to advance to the National Leadership Conference.

Arizona FCCLA is delighted that 70 of their student members competed in a variety of events including:  Interior Design, Focus on Children, Illustrated Talk, Recycle and Redesign and Chapter Service Project Portfolio.  Arizona FCCLA proudly returned to Arizona on July 11, 2014 with an award for the largest membership increase for the Pacific Region and a total of 27 Gold, 32 Silver and 11 Bronze Medals!

FCCLA is a nonprofit student organization that prepares students for careers in family and consumer sciences and has over 200,000 students and advisers as active members across the nation.  The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education, focusing on the multiple roles of the family member, wage earner, and community leader.  Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns.  Arizona FCCLA is housed and funded in-part by Career and Technical Education Division in the Arizona Department of Education, John Huppenthal – State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  To learn more about FCCLA, visit www.azfccla.org or contact the Arizona FCCLA State Director at [email protected] or 602-542-3040.