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FCCLA host dance for middle school

posted Mar 8, 2016, 9:47 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 9:55 AM ]

In school, students are given many opportunities to express their individuality, whether it’s through sports, music, Scholars Bowl or any groups in between. But a group that doesn’t normally come to mind when thinking about individuality is FCCLA. FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. It is a nationwide, student-led group that teaches its members about leadership, how to work in a group, and people skills.

“I don’t notice it all the time, but, FCCLA has given me the ability to be confident in the activities that I’m involved in,” junior Addie Jenkins said. “I’m not scared to take on leadership places anymore.”

FCCLA at Conway Springs High School sponsored a dance at Conway Springs Middle School on Feb. 29. The dance was a big hit, with 69 seventh and eighth grade attendees who danced the night away. Senior Farrah Gilmere was the DJ, and the kids said that was their favorite part.

“I’m a high schooler and I had fun at a middle school dance. Farrah made it so much fun,” said junior Abby Linn.

Everything from drinks and snacks to the music was provided by FCCLA.

“I thought the dance went well,” middle school principal Ryan Rusco said. “I was really impressed with how FCCLA did.”

At the middle school, senior Haley Oakman, senior Chelsea Linker, junior Abby Linn, and senior Farrah Gilmere dance to the "YMCA" by The Village People. The dance was hosted as a fundraiser.