Lee’s Summit North High School students recently captured awards at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Conference held during November in Omaha, Neb. The event brought more than 2,800 of its student leaders, members and advisers together to participate in the largest of three regional conferences – known as National Cluster Meetings - being held around the country this fall.
Lee’s Summit North High School students competed in skills competition Nov. 22. Lance Lanier earned first place in knife skills. He was awarded a trophy and an $8,000 scholarship for Sullivan University. Jessica Gardner and Robert Williams competed in the culinary math competition. Jessica placed first, also earning $8,000 in scholarship monies for Sullivan University. Robert placed second in culinary math and was awarded $5,000 in scholarship monies for Sullivan University. All 3 students are members of the two LSNHS culinary teams that will be competing in January for Region 14 FCCLA STAR Events.
The meetings provided an opportunity for students and advisers to come together for fun and to listen to inspiring speakers, as well as to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents and explore career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was "Exceeding Expectations" and attendees were challenged to go beyond what is expected of them to make lasting, positive impressions in their families, schools and communities.