Youth from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a motivational rally held Oct. 14 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
Over 4,700 students and advisers from schools across Georgia participated in the leadership rally session and competed in events.
Along with other advisers and members from across the state, ECCA’s FCCLA Chapter Adviser, Krystle Shuman, accompanied 23 members to the meeting.
The Georgia National Fair competitions began Oct. 13 with students competing in the annual chili cook-off for high school and middle school students.
The next day, students attended the 2015 FCCLA fall leadership rally in Reaves Arena. The “Together We Are … Going Beyond” theme was used throughout the rally.
The motivational rally was followed by the Peanut Recipe Contest sponsored by Georgia Peanut Commission, the Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl, Culinary Knowledge Bowl, Middle School Knowledge Bowl and the culinary competition.
ECCA’s FCCLA Chapter participated in the Golden Carrot Award and won second place, the brochure event winning fourth place and also competed in the peanut recipe contest submitting a peanut cinnamon roll.
Students enjoyed the speaker and learned that people have skills they didn’t even know that had — it is all in the way you look at it.
For more information on Georgia FCCLA, visit www.gafccla.com.