Dallas–Brooke De Angelis, Celeste Matthews, Emma Burkhart, Jentri Kelm, Kaitlyn Thelen and Lindsey Olsen from the Thrall FCCLA Chapter helped welcome more than 2,500 members, advisers, and supporters from across the nation to Dallas, Texas, November 15-17 at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 National Fall Conference (NFC).

During NFC, Brooke, Celeste, Emma, Jentri and Kaitlyn competed in the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Competitive Event. FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl is a team competition that challenges students’ knowledge in six content areas: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety, environment, and FCCLA knowledge. Members participated in both online and on-site levels of competition. Thrall FCCLA placed 7th among 34 teams from across the nation at FCCLA’s 2019 NFC. 

In addition, NFC provided Thrall FCCLA chapter members with the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, engage in leadership workshops, participate in a community service project, and more. FCCLA members also received the opportunity to network with other youth leaders and learn more about future career and college options through exploring the career pathways of Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Visual Arts and Design.

All FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl competitors and NFC participants returned home with improved knowledge and skills to better prepare them for their future college and career endeavors. The top three highest scoring FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl teams will advance to compete at the FCCLA 2020 National Leadership Conference, July 5-9, in Washington, D.C.

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