Members from the Redfield FCCLA Chapter joined over 1,500 members, advisors, and guests who attended the South Dakota FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Leadership Conference held on April 2-4 at the Denny Sanford Convention Center/Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls. The “Unlimited Possibilities- It’s UP to You” themed event was a big success. A team of ten officers including Kaley Schweitzer, State President from across the state ran the meeting as a conclusion to their term in their respective state officer position. Members attended workshops, competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events, and ran for leadership positions. Jessie Funk, who is an award winning singer and author of six books, was the keynote speaker on Sunday night during the opening general session. On Sunday and Monday students had the opportunity to attend workshops presented by leadership team members, FCCLA members and officers, and other groups and organizations. On Monday evening during the second general session, awards and recognition were announced. The Redfield Chapter received the following awards- Merit Chapter- Gold Rating, Outreach Project- Gold Rating, and Trends Project- Gold Rating. Individual FCCLA members won the following awards: Kaley Schweitzer- President Award, Kaley Schweitzer- State FCCLA Scholarship, Abby Evans- Outstanding Jr. High Member- Silver Rating, and Hannah Owens- Outstanding Jr.High Member- Silver Rating. Two members held positions on state leadership teams, Eve Millar was on the Advocacy Team and Jazilyn Risetter was on the Outreach Team. For the 2017-2018 school year the following were selected to State Leadership Teams: Geneva Talcott and Hannah Owens were selected for the State Trends Team and Emma Kopplin was selected for the State Trends Team. Mrs. Brace received the Spirit of Advising Award. On Tuesday morning results of the conference’s STAR Events participants were announced. Local results from the Redfield Chapter were: Winning 1st place and representing Redfield FCCLA this summer at the National Meeting in Nashville, TN: Isabel Blume and Kaley Schweitzer- National Programs In Action Sr.; Jaxson Frankenstein, Colby Gatzke, and Jacob Fehlman- Sports Nutrition Jr.; Breanna Roth- Teach and Train Jr.; and Kyleigh O'Daniel and Abby Evans- Chapter Service Project Display Jr. Other STAR event results include: Maddisen George, Justice Baloun, and Hannah Schultz- Focus on Children Jr.- Gold Rating KIiara Terry and Courtney Turck- Chapter Service Display Jr.- Gold Rating Elsa Wren, Isabella Cosato, and Olivia Rice- Life Event Planning Jr.- Gold Rating Ashton Jandel, Kennedy Fast, and Mallori Campbell- Chapter Service Display Sr. Gold Rating David Kasnter, Kelsey Anderson, and Kara DeYoung- Entrepreneurship Sr. Gold Rating Chloey Hansen and Gwen Johnson- Food Innovations Sr. Gold Rating Abby Fehlman and Brianna Frankenstein- Advocacy Sr.- Gold Rating Jadye O'Daniel and Trista Frost- Advocacy Sr.- Gold Rating Sydney Smith- Chapter In Review Portfolio Sr. Gold Rating Jazilyn Risetter- Life Event Planning Sr.- Gold Rating Emma Kopplin and Lauryn Lambert- Interpersonal Communication Jr.- Gold Rating Chloe Fast, Gracie Whitley, and Allysen Croeni- Interpersonal Communication Jr.- Silver Rating Hannah Owens- Entrepreneurship Jr.- Silver Rating Olivia Owens- Promote and Publiczie Jr. Silver Rating Tobin Esser- National Programs In Action Jr.- Silver Rating Geneva Talcott- Interpersonal Communication Sr.- Silver Rating The National Leadership Conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on July 2-6.