SAN DIEGO, Calif. — West Bladen High student Allie Marsh attended the National Leadership Conference in San Diego from July 3-7 to participate in the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America gathering.
Marsh is the North Carolina FCCLA vice-president of correspondence. She is the daughter of William “Rusty” and Gail Marsh of Clarkton.
Marsh, along with her advisors — Debra Kinlaw and Gail Marsh — joined more than 8,500 FCCLA student leaders, members and advisors at the San Diego Convention Center. While there, Allie Marsh attended state officer training sessions and was elected to serve as a voting delegate.
“Our National Leadership Conference was a great success this year, with a record-setting attendance …” said Sandy Spavone, executive director of FCCLA. “During (the week), we watched thousands of students come together and realize their full potential through competition, career training and workshops. The relationships developed and training experienced during this conference have empowered students to go into their schools and communities to make a difference …”
The theme of the NLC this year was “Empowered,” which focused on inspiring the attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their family, school, FCCLA and community.
FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5400 chapters in 48 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.