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Students compete for FCCLA honors

More than 900 Alabama students and teachers will travel to Montgomery this week to attend the 2012 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 8-9. 

Students attending the conference at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre and Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) will have an opportunity to participate in more than 50 different competitive events and leadership development workshops.

FCCLA is a national, non-profit organization devoted to preparing family and consumer sciences students for leadership and future career opportunities. Alabama has more than 7,000 members who enjoy the many benefits this organization offers. 

"This year we will have nearly 400 students competing in our exciting competitions called Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events," said FCCLA State Adviser, Jennifer Adams. "Students discover their full potential when they have access to rewarding experiences that encourage them to work hard. This is exactly what Alabama's FCCLA conference strives to accomplish each year." 

Events scheduled for the Performing Arts Centre begin at 9:00 a.m., on March 8. All of this year's STAR events will be held at AUM starting at 9:00 a.m., on March 9. 

The top winners in each of this year's conference competition categories will be eligible to represent Alabama at the 2012 National FCCLA Leadership Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on July 8-12. Since its founding in 1945, the national FCCLA organization has had more than ten million student members.

Some of the schools that are participating in this year's conference are:

Addison High School, Anniston High School, Arab High School, Ardmore High School, Athens High School, Auburn High School, Austin High School, Benjamin Russell High School, Berry High School, Beulah High School, Bob Jones High School, Brookwood High School, CF Vigor High School, Calhoun County Career Technical Center, Carroll High School, Carver High School, Cedar Bluff High School, Central Baldwin Middle School, Chelsea High School, Chilton County High School, Chambers County Career Tech Center, Clanton Middle School, Clements High School, Colbert County High School, Cold Springs High School, Corner High School, Cullman Area Career Center, Cullmand High School, Dallas County High School, Deshler High School, Escambia County High School, Enterprise High School, Fairview High School, Fayette Middle School, Five Points School, Florence Freshman Center, Florence High School, Florence Middle School, Fort Payne High School, Gaylesville High School, Horseshoe Bend High School, Hartselle Junior High School, Holtville High School, Lee High School, Houston County Career Tech Center, Hubbertville School, Huntsville Center for Technology, Isabella High School, Jemison High School, Leeds High School, Locust Fork High School, Maplesville High School, Marbury High School, Marengo County Tech Center, McAdory High School, Muscle Shoals High School, New Brockton High School, Oak Mountain High School, Phil Campbell High School, Phillips High School, Pelham High School, Pell City High School, Pinson Valley High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Priceville High School, Ramsay High School, Randolph County High School, Robertsdale High School, Saraland High School, Saraland Middle School, Samson High School, Sand Rock High School, Sardis High School, Section High School, S.S. Murphy High School, Selma High School, Spanish Fort High School, Spring Garden High School, Summerdale School, Sumter County High School, Susan Moore High School, Sylvania High School, T.L. Faulkner Career Center, Talladega Career Technical Center, Theodore High School, Thompson High School, Verbena High School, Vinemont High School, W.P. Davidson High School, Wadley High School, Walker High School, Wenonah High School, West End High School, West Morgan High School, West Point High School, Wetumpka High School, Woodland High School, York West End Junior High School, and Zion Chapel High School.

During this year's conference, students will also have an opportunity to receive great career advice and guidance from top business professionals, network with peers, and discover the true benefits of having a strong work ethic through their participation in Alabama's STAR events. 

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Department of Education

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