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

Conference (NLC).

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 melanie.schmitt@hackettschools.org.