Hackett High School FCCLA joined more than 8,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the
San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA July 3rd-7th to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership
The conference provided students opportunities to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring
speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s
conference was “Empowered”, which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making
a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.
Aberial Boyster from Hackett High School FCCLA participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related
competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events and the
FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas
such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship. Competing with over 4,500 STAR Event participants in San
Diego, Aberial achieved a silver medal in Chapter Service Project Portfolio. For this event, Aberial and her chapter
chose to participate in several fundraising and volunteer opportunities working with the March of Dimes throughout
the school year. This service project was documented in a portfolio and presented to judges at the competition.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization
that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues
through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5,400
chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned
and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on
family. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in families,
careers, and communities.
For more information on FCCLA, please contact Melanie Schmitt at 479-638- 7003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.