By Sydney Fehr
On October 11th a total of fifteen combined North Tama High School and Middle School students traveled to Ankeny, Iowa to attend the 2010 Fall Leadership Rally. 'Leadership: Rated E for Everyone!' was the theme for this one-day conference provided by Iowa FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) to all member or non-members of FCCLA. North Tama students were joined by over three hundred and fifty other students and advisers from all across the state to network with peers and take part in this conference. Students and advisers were entertained by their FCCLA State Officers and given the chance to listen to two of the tope life trainers in the United States from Tri Leadership. Ryan Underwood (CEO of Tri Leadership) and Kent Butler spent the entire day motivating the students and exposing their potential as leaders. Sydney Fehr (State President of FCCLA) replied, "It was great to see such a turn out for FLR this year, especially when we have such phenomenal speakers who can have fun and pass an important message to students at the same time."
Kent Butler encouraged students to take what they leaned and go home and apply it to their communities and everyday life. Sara Howard (attendee) replied, "I learned about what different hand shakes can mean and the significance they can have on a first impression like nobody wants a 'dead fish' handshake." Samantha Zobel joined FCCLA this year and attended Fall Leadership Rally as her first step as a member, "I didn't realize how much body language can say about a person until Ryan (Underwood) modeled it for us." North Tama students seemed to have a fun and motivation experience through their FCCLA conference in Ankeny. The North Tama FCCLA Chapter would like to thank all the community member, businesses, and the School Board who continuously support their endeavors and allow them to take trips to conferences that can model leadership for their futures.
Pictured (l to r) Sydney Fehr, State President and other State Officers.