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Leading the Way

Two Kern Valley High School juniors are paving the way for their classmates through leadership. Lydon Olivares and Alexis Morales demonstrated their leadership and public speaking skills at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in Anaheim at the end of April.

Olivares was elected as the FCCLA State President. She told the crowd that she is excited about “educating others on the amazing opportunities in the FCCLA, creating powerful relationships, along with broadening not only my own but others leadership skills.

”In her new role, Olivares will attend the Family Consumer Science Teacher Conference, complete State Officer Training at FCCLA Nationals, help plan a four-day training conference, and preside over the State Leadership Conference among other essential duties.

Morales is the current State Secretary for 2018-2019 and spoke throughout the 4-day conference. “Being in FCLA has helped me grow as an individual, it truly is the ultimate leadership experience,” Morales said.

Morales has earned several FCCLA awards and two scholarships.

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Part of FCCLA’s mission is to “promote personal growth and leadership through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.”


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