Jessica Stinson, senior from Hannibal High School, attended the 2018 Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fall Leadership Conference, Sunday, Oct. 21 and Monday, Oct. 22 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. About 1,000 FCCLA members, advisers, and chaperones attended the conference. FCCLA students were able to choose from a variety of different sessions. Sunday included a general session and a keynote by Patrick Grady, Florida FCCLA Executive Director. Sunday evening and Monday sessions included trainings in leadership, FCCLA programing and a variety of other topics. Trainings were performed by Missouri FCCLA State Officers and TRI Leadership. Members were inspired to help others and be a positive leader. Students also had the opportunity to participate in a Glow Walk to help raise money for the state service project, The Dream Center in Springfield, Mo. This event allowed the state organization to donate over $1,600 to the service project. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in FCCLA programs and activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities. For more information, visit the FCCLA website at www.mofccla.org.