KC Alums Win at Leadership Conference
Three National Winners Were Recent KC Grads
Kalamazoo Central High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) students won three medals at the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) held in Atlanta this summer.
Xavion Murphy-Gill competed in the Entrepreneurship event and earned a gold medal, and the team of Delores Shackelford and Assia Watson competed in the event of Life Event Planning earning silver medals. All three are 2018 graduates of Kalamazoo Central.
They earned the right to compete at the national event by winning their categories at the state level. The KC team is coached by teacher Lisa Boulding.
More than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers attended the national competition held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, June 28 – July 2.
The conference provided Kalamazoo Central High School students opportunities to come together to listen to inspiring speakers, expand their leadership skills, sharpen their talents, and explore 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 participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences-related competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, entrepreneurship, nutrition and wellness, and sports nutrition.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.
Cutline: Kalamazoo Central High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) students won three medals at the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference held in Atlanta this summer. They are, from the top, Delores Shackelford, Assia Watson, and Xavion Murphy-Gill.