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800 students learn leadership skills at FCCLA meeting

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From Visit Lubbock:

The Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) along with Visit Lubbock are proud to announce the Region I meeting to be held Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and the Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers. The meeting will kick off on Friday at 9 a.m. Region I includes 67 counties in West Texas, El Paso and the Panhandle.

Approximately 800 junior and senior high school students who are members of Region I FCCLA or have taken classes in Family and Consumer Science will be in attendance. This event is also open to the public.

"The goal of the meeting is to help young adults discover their leadership strengths and build bridges between their schools, families and communities," Geneva Day, region advisor for FCCLA, said.

Leadership workshops will be held throughout the event and guest speakers will also be on hand to share tips on how young adults can realize their dreams. Competitive events, including Culinary Arts, Early Childhood, Applied Technology, Interior Design, Food Innovations and Entrepreneurship, will take place on Friday. Registration for the event is $20 and tickets can be purchased during the meeting at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

FCCLA encourages personal growth, prepares members for a career, fosters family and community involvement and develops leadership skills.

The estimated economic impact for this event is $70,780. For additional information, please contact Amber Ybanez at amber.ybanez@texasfccla.org <mailto:amber.ybanez@texasfccla.org> or visit the Texas FCCLA website at www.texasfccla.org <http://www.texasfccla.org/>

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