Katrina Boettcher earns gold medal at FCCLA Nationals

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  July 2017 – The CIHS Family,Career, Community Leaders of America, FCCLA,  joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, July 2nd-6th to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC).

The conference provided CIHS students opportunities for listening to inspiring speakers, attending learning sessions, competing on the national level, and networking with other leaders. The theme of this year’s conference was “Unlimited Possibilities,” which inspired attendees to discover the unlimited possibilities within their reach while exploring career opportunities, developing leadership skills, and growing personally while making difference in their families and communities.

“We were thrilled to have an attendance of over 7,500 members, advisers, partners, and guests who were committed to discovering the unlimited possibilities available through FCCLA.  The relationships and skills developed during this conference have inspired students to make a difference in their own communities and to discover the unlimited possibilities within their reach,” said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Katrina Boettcher was 1 of our student who 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, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.  Competing with over 4,200 STAR Event participants in Nashville, Katrina achieved a gold medal. These are highly competitive events and judges are looking for personal experiences that the students habe and share with others to grow their community. Katrina did just that. Her goal this year was to help others learn about the challenges disabled people have and how others can help. It was a very moving presentation that required many many hours of dedication,  resources and research.  Katrina worked very hard and her efforts paid off first at regions… then at state and then at nationals. We are extremely proud of her and het accomplishments. Katrina worked with several people to complete her project and we would like to thank them for sharing their expertise,  time, resources and support.  Stephanie Meyers,  Morgan Hall,  Adele Olson, Chad Gerlach, Brenda Damiani, the CIHS School Board and Katrinas parents,  Ione and Kelly Boettcher. Thank you for making this all possible.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective career and technical student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through

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Katrina Boettcher earns gold medal at FCCLA Nationals