By Makayla Hendricks, VP of Public Relations
This month, the NEC would like to highlight Clay Troutman from Louisiana!
Clay has served as the Louisiana Vice-President of Public Relations and as the Louisiana President. He won a silver medal for Focus on Children at the National Leadership Conference and helped start and run an Autism Speaks 5K for Hathaway FCCLA. He first joined FCCLA because he wanted to be a part of something, and his friends were joining. His favorite part of FCCLA is going to state and national events and networking with ultimate leaders with the same passion as him.
Ashley Chidester from Utah FCCLA said of Clay, “Clay is always so outgoing, and he made everyone feel like his best friend! He is such a great example of leadership and service, and his dedication to FCCLA has helped so many others get excited about the best organization in the world!”
Madison Dugger from Arkansas said, “Clay Troutman is one of the most energetic and passionate people that I’ve had the opportunity to meet through FCCLA. His love for FCCLA and its members is truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what all he accomplishes in his life.”
Clay, you are an inspiration to many. Thank you for your dedication to FCCLA!
Chapter: Our June chapter highlight is the Wakefield FCCLA from North Carolina! They are one of the largest high school chapters in the state, sporting membership in the 150s. Each year, their chapter members participate in The Walk for Hope, by The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness. Their members walk and volunteer for different aspects for the walk itself. Some were cheering on participants. Their main chapter adviser is Mrs. Irma Bode. Way to go Wakefield FCCLA!
Advisor: Our June advisor highlight is Karen Durbin from Fergus High School FCCLA in Montana! Karen Durbin is incredible and constantly working her hardest to lead her chapter. This year her students received 11 gold medals, 10 silvers, and 7 first place National Qualifiers, and 5 second place National Qualifiers, plus several district officers and an incoming state officer. Her chapter is constantly active with community service projects, and have really helped in their community food bank with several pounds of food. Her chapter is Montana’s most active, and her students truly understand our mission and live it.
Makayla Hendricks , VP of Public Relations