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INSIDE: Thanksgiving with the NEC

Thanksgiving with the NEC By Brittany Hastings, VP of Parliamentary Law Ten different people from very different backgrounds unite together to share their family’s traditions with you on this wonderful holiday! Our day begins with a pancake and bacon breakfast in the great state of Texas with Brittany Hastings and her family. While they are eating, Lauren’s family […]

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INSIDE: Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight  By Dedan McFadden, VP of Programs This month, the NEC would like to highlight Mia Hallyburton from Georgia! Mia is a junior at Oconee County High School, and currently serves as the Georgia State Historian. She has competed in Chapter in Review Portfolio and joined FCCLA because she aspires to become a teacher. Mia’s favorite part […]

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INSIDE: Cha Ching! Raising Money for Your Local Chapter

Cha Ching! Raising Money for Your Local Chapter By Carter Bracht, VP of Finance It’s that busy time of year when school has started, FCCLA conferences begin, and projects are put into motion. But what do you do when you’ve hit a roadblock and don’t have any funds to support these FCCLA activities? That is where fundraising comes […]

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Selling FCCLA  By Shelby Lake, VP of Development Finding a partner or sponsor for an event or project can be truly challenging at times. Use some of these tips to help unlock Unlimited Possibilities with a business in your community! Know the Business When looking for a partner for an event or project, you should look for a business […]

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INSIDE: FCCLA Speaks UP – Issues Facing Today’s Teens

FCCLA Speaks UP – Issues Facing Today’s Teens By Shyamala Subramanian, VP of Competitive Events Too much to do but not enough time? Here are some ways to handle your stress! When the school year rolls around, most of us aren’t adjusted to hopping out of bed at the sound of our 6:00 AM alarms. For […]

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Featured Blog: Speak UP to STOP Bullying

Speak Up to STOP Bullying By Josh Bowar, Featured Writer In many parts of the country, October means changing leaves, colder weather, football, and pumpkin spice lattes. But did you know that October is also National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month? According to, bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or […]

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INSIDE: Chapter Showcase

Chapter Showcase By Kayla Gullickson, VP of Community Service FCCLA chapters have already started to do projects that impact their community and their school members! The Brookings senior and freshman chapter have completed two big projects, both focusing on different national programs: FACTS and Student Body. On Saturday, September 17th, the Run with the Cats 5K fundraiser event was held […]

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INSIDE: Being a Good Role Model

Being a Good Role Model By Victoria Connor, National First Vice-President We can all think of at least one person who has impacted our life for the better. Whether that person is a coach, a teacher, a classmate, or even a parent, one person influenced you, inspired you, and led you on a path to becoming a […]

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Inside: What Makes You a Leader?

What Makes You a Leader? By Rylie Seaver, National President What makes you a leader? In our organization, that is the million-dollar question. I want you to picture what a perfect leader looks like. Do you have that picture? The person that you pictured may be leader, but he or she is not a perfect leader. […]

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INSIDE: #FCCLAShowsUP – Using Social Media in an Impactful Way

#FCCLAShowsUP – Using Social Media in an Impactful Way By Lauren Cole, VP of Public Relations Hello, FCCLA members! Now that the new school year is in full swing, ask yourself, “What impact am I going to make on those around me?” Whether it is staying after school to help tutor your friend in math or coming […]

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