Hannibal High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members have been busy competing and gathering with fellow FCCLA members at the regional and state levels

Hannibal High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members have been busy competing and gathering with fellow FCCLA members during the Region 3 FCCLA Award Recognition and Officer Installation on March 12 at Macon Middle School the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 17-19 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There were more than 1,400 students (grades 6-12) and their teachers in attendance.

In Macon, Jessica Stinson received a Region 3 FCCLA Scholarship to attend The University of Chicago next fall. Jessica also fulfilled term at Regional President. Jessica and Abbey Ward attended and received recognition as top gold participants in STAR events at the regional level.

The following Hannibal FCCLA members attended the state conference: Jessica Stinson, Brecklyn Booth, Anna Richardson and Abbey Ward. Local chapter adviser Linda Stinson also attended.

This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Back in Time, Back in Style.” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills and traffic safety. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 630 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.

Two Hannibal FCCLA students competed in the STAR event competitions. Jessica Stinson received first place and Top Gold in FCCLA Knowledge Occupational, and Abbey Ward received bronze in Food Innovations. Also receiving recognition for Power of One completion were Jessica Stinson, Brecklyn Booth and Anna Richardson. Advisor Linda Stinson received 15-year recognition and Master Adviser Award. Jessica Stinson served as part of the conference media team.