CHS students attend FCCLA meeting

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Campbellsville High School FCCLA members Sidney Edwards, Brandy Chelf and Cheyenne Milby attended the annual Kentucky Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America meeting in Louisville at the Galt House.

There were more than 1,000 members and advisers from across the state in attendance.

The group is a dynamic student organization that has the mission to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education.

Keynote speaker was Julie Locke with the Dax Locke Foundation, who shared the story of her son, Dax, and his battle with childhood cancer. She encouraged members to bring education and awareness of childhood cancer by getting involved in the "Hope Week for Dax" which supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Edwards, Chelf and Milby and their adviser, Deanna Campbell, also attended the awards banquet and sessions related to money skills and the dangers of texting while driving.

During the awards session, the CHS FCCLA chapter received a state membership award for increasing the number of members by 13 percent.

State STAR events were during the conference and involved 450 students. They are competitive events in which students are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and occupational preparation.

Chelf competed in interpersonal communications by presenting her Bible Study Outreach project. She planned and had daily Bible study sessions before school each day for all interested high school students.

Her presentation described how she planned and carried out her project that encouraged positive communication between fellow classmates.