Bella Benham and Hunter Smith from Guthrie High School were elected to serve as North 4 District Officers for the Oklahoma FCCLA organization.
Bella and Hunter were among three students elected for office throughout the North 4 District. District 4 consists of 21 schools in total. The election process was quite rigorous with an application consisting of multiple letters of recommendation, a prepared speech, a test, and a voting process. Newly elected officers will attend a leadership training camp this summer.
Guthrie High School FCCLA Adviser Jessica Maker said, ” I am incredibly proud of these girls for stepping outside of their comfort zone and stepping up for the challenge to lead! They will have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills throughout the year.”
“The officers will be responsible for leading the N4 delegation throughout the next year as we grow and reach even more FCS students,” Maker said. “And they will also set goals for themselves and Oklahoma FCCLA for the 2021-2022 school year.
Oklahoma FCCLA serves more than 10,000 members in 400 local chapters in junior and senior high schools and on technology center campuses. Known as the “ultimate leadership experience,” FCCLA national programs and chapter activities help members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.
FCCLA is one of seven CareerTech student organizations affiliated with CareerTech career areas. The other six are FFA and agricultural education, Business Professionals of America and business and information technology education, HOSA and health careers education, DECA and marketing education, Technology Student Association and technology engineering, and SkillsUSA and trade and industrial education.
For more information about the impact of Oklahoma’s CareerTech student organizations, visit http://www.okcareertech.org/main/students.htm.