Several Mountain View High School students will travel to Nashville, Tenn., to attend the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Leadership Conference July 2-6.
The group is of six students includes recent graduate Landie Bird, upcoming seniors: Adalene Thomas, Kaytri Flint and Machela Sweeny; upcoming junior Brook Kaiser and incoming freshman Caden Sweep.
Mountain View High School’s FCCLA team is supervised by Kirsten Bird, MVHS family and consumer sciences teacher.
“Nationals rotate from the west side of the United States to the east side every year,” explained chapter Secretary, Landie Bird. “Last year nationals were in San Diego and next year it will be in Atlanta, Georgia. There are over 8,000 people from around the U.S., Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that go.” This is Bird’s second year attending the National FCCLA convention and will be competing in career investigation in Nashville.
“Other activities we get to do are go to the beach, go on tours of Nashville, go on tours of the Grand Ole Opry, go to a Dan and Shay concert, attend different FCCLA meetings and a gala,” explained chapter member, Kaytri Flint. Flint is also a second time competitor at the national level as she traveled to San Diego last summer. Flint will compete in interpersonal communications in Nashville this July.
MVHS members who participated at the state convention include: back row (l to r): Bobby Page, Brook Kaiser, Trinity Brown, Makayla Bird, Valerie Walker, Madison Bindl; front: Machela Sweeney, Julia Hamblin, Landie Bird, Kaytri Flint, Adalene Thomas and advisor Kirsten Bird. COURTESY PHOTO/Kirsten Bird