Spencer Cartwright, Gracie Williams, Madalyn Banks, Summer Archer, and Teyte Holcomb all attended the "Cluster" conference in Dallas this past weekend.
The FCCLA theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Empower and speaks to making the right choices and committing yourself to making a positive impact within your family, your school, FCCLA, and your community.
Keynote Speaker on Friday was Kent Julian: “Direction Determines Destiny”. Kent Julian is the founder of LiveItForward.com, the author of Who Wants To Be Normal Anyway, and a professional speaker who presents to approximately 50,000 people each year. His unique blend of humor, interactive experiences, and show-up-and-shine insights empower audiences to live it forward both in their lives and careers.
On Saturday evening there was a Keynote Presentation by CoMeTry: “Diversity: Growth in Self” This program used entertainment to discuss four essential thoughts surrounding diversity within our current society. CoMeTry uses this acronym to support the development of the four skills: Growth - that occurs from getting outside your comfort zone. Research - Before we can understand and respect others, we must actively learn about them.Approachability - In order to develop relationships, we must be open and approachable. Validation - Encouraging those around you by celebrating the individuality in all of us.
In between the speakers, the students attended many workshops to become better members of our society.
A highlight was visiting with a member of the Mary Kay Foundation explaining what we can do to help women's cancer research and domestic violence. As well, they attended the George W Bush Presidential Center learning about the specifics of his presidency.
All in all it was a successful trip.