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Strong elected state FCCLA vice president of peer education
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Ashley Strong - photo by Photo provided

Ashley Strong  is ready to electrify students and the community about Family Career, and Community Leaders of America. With “Excellence Electrified” being the 2008-2009 theme, Strong wants everyone to see how FCCLA can bring excellence to the life of others.

She began her membership with FCCLA as a shy student at Effingham County High School. As a freshman she took on the role of secretary for the local organization. Through the years ,she has taken part in numerous community service events, three fall leadership meetings, and one “Day at the Capitol” where FCCLA members show support for lawmakers to continue to see the career technical student organizations are important to students.

Strong decided to run as a state officer her junior year. After a preliminary interview and an exam in March, she qualified to run for Georgia state FCCLA office in April. She decided she wanted to run for vice president of peer education.

She began writing her speech with the them of “How FCCLA has revolutionized my life.” Her speech included activities she was a part of and activities she wanted to implement in the future.

During her interview, Strong was asked a series of questions. Her opinion question was, “If you were stopped by a stranger in an airport and someone asked what your red jacket stands for, what would you tell them?”

She had a personal response as this exact question was asked of her the previous day. Her response, “This red jacket means that I am an officer of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. In this organization , we help our community, school and chapter members through service projects, personal goals and family involvement, just to name a few.”

Once the meeting was over and all the anticipations subsided, Strong accomplished her goal of becoming the FCCLA 2008-09 state vice president of peer education.

Her duties will consist of serving on the planning committee for state meetings, promoting activities and membership at the regional level and promoting statewide participation in state and national peer education projects and competitions.

Along with these duties, she also will serve on selection committee for peer education events in FCCLA.
She will be attending several FCCLA activities throughout the upcoming year. One including the national meeting in Orlando, Fla., in July.

If you would like to sponsor or make any donations in honor of Strong please send checks to:
1589 Highway 119 S
Springfield, GA 31329

School FCCLA Advisors
Victoria Neurath
Brooke Edge
Bonnie Pritcher

She is the daughter of Jerald and Rhonda Bartley of Guyton and Kenneth Jr. and Vonzetta Strong of Estill, S.C.