---Students from all three counties to compete---
Who: Middle and high school students from across the state
What: Delaware Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) annual conference.
When: Wednesday and Thursday March 23 and 24, 2011
Where: Sheraton Inn and Conference Center, Dover
Why: Students from across the state will gather to demonstrate their skills in a variety of competitive events as well as attend leadership and content-related workshops.
FCCLA is a youth leadership development organization for students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences classes. Professionals from many fields in both the educational and private sectors will serve as judges for the competitive events, which help prepare the students for their roles as leaders for the future. The top students selected will be eligible to represent Delaware at the national FCCLA conference in Anaheim, Calif., this summer.
Students in FCCLA receive training through co-curricular activities within their classroom and after school, under the advisement of family and consumer science teachers. In addition to the various workshops and competitions that will take place during the Dover conference, voting delegates will select the next slate of state officers and the chapter adviser of the year will be named.
Media Note: Because of national competition guidelines, students cannot be photographed or taped during actual competition. However, students can be interviewed immediately following each event. And photography is permitted during the workshops and demonstrations. A chef from Johnson and Wales University will be doing a demonstration between 1:45 and 2:30 as well as 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite #2
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4035
Fax: (302) 739-4654
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