Frank H. Peterson Students Place at 2012 FCCLA National Leadership Conference
Jacksonville, FL - Duval County Public Schools is pleased to honor five students from Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology as true leaders within the district and the entire state of Florida. These five students were among more than 6,800 nationwide members, advisers and alumni in attendance at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's (FCCLA) 2012 National Leadership Conference.
During the conference in Orlando, approximately 3,600 students competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, competitive events that build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills. Congratulations to the following Peterson students and FCCLA members for excelling in each category of the Occupational Division:
- Rekisha Langley, first-place, Family Nutrition and Wellness
- Theresa Meyers and Katelyn Payne, second-place, Advocacy - Teen Suicide
- Nygia Bullock, second-place, Teach and Train - Preschool Teacher
- Sinedu Turnage, third-place, Early Childhood - Preschool Teacher
This year's student-originated theme for the annual national conference was "Reality Check." Throughout the five-day convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues including family, school and community violence prevention, physical and financial fitness, career exploration, and community service projects. Frank H. Peterson's student participants took this opportunity to advance their understanding of family and community issues and balance ideas off of their peers during the presentations, workshops and youth sessions. The conference proved to be highly rewarding for these Duval County students.
FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization has been involved in the lives of more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945. For more information on FCCLA, visit their
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