From Deah LaFollette


Five students from the Midvale Jr/Sr High FCCLA chapter (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA June 28 – July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
The conference provided Midvale students opportunities to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspired by FCCLA”, which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities. Students also enjoyed visits to the Georgia Aquarium, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District, CNN Studios, Centennial Olympic Park, and Six Flags.
RoseMarie Higgins, Manon Tyler and Hadley Atnip participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events, where they competing with over 4,500 STAR Event participants in Atlanta. RoseMarie achieved Gold in Recycle and Redesign for her dress design that she made from recycled material. Manon and Hadley achieved Gold in Chapter Service Project for the community father daughter dance.
Lauryn Mitchell and Abigale Atnip took part in the Leadership Academy program at the conference. The FCCLA Leadership Academy develops leadership, employability, and 21st Century skills. Through the program, members are given the opportunity to explore and practice essentials for the roles of family member, wage earner and community leader.
Advisor, Deah LaFollette, is proud to see the continued success and growth of chapter members during her first year as advisor. “I feel that the training and experiences our students received during the conference will encourage them to make a difference when they return to their school and community,” said Mrs. LaFollette.
The Midvale FCCLA would like to thank parents, the school, and members of the community for all the encouragement and support throughout the year.

Picture left to right: RoseMarie Higgins, Lauryn Mitchell, Hadley Atnip, Abigale Atnip and Manon Tyler