The FCCLA Golden Seven

Del Rio High School and Del Rio Freshman Family Career and Community Leaders of America members traveled to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  They were “Inspired by FCCLA” the conference theme, to succeed and learn leadership skills and interact with over 4000 participants from the United States and Puerto Rico.  FCCLA provided sessions on college and career readiness as well as competitive events.  Qualifying for competitive events and winning Gold were Rebekah Chavez in Promote and Publicize FCCLA, Rodrigo Chacon in Say Yes to FCS, Rodolfo Rodriguez in Leadership, Gloria Rubio and Diamond Rojas in Interpersonal Communication, and  Brianna Marrufo and Sabrina Hernandez in Chapter in Review.   Rodolfo Rodriguez competed in his third National Competition and is a three time Gold Medal winner, first ever in the history of SFDRCISD. 

Rodrigo Chacon was recognized at the second general session for his intent to major in Family and Consumer Science at Texas Tech University where he will begin this fall and received a $20,000 Presidential Scholarship.  

Brianna Marrufo was recognized at the final general session as a recipient of a $1,000 FCCLA-National Technical Honor Society Scholarship. 

National competitors were dressed in official red blazers as part of the new requirements for participation.  The local VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 8552 sponsored the red blazers and presented the chapter with a check to purchase red blazers for future competitions. 

Family Career and Community Leaders of America is a student led organization with over 160,000 members across the country, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.  Members lead others and in the process develop new skills, explore career opportunities, build strong families, and give back to their communities. FCCLA is part of the Career and Technical Education Program at SFDRCISD.  Advisors are Regina O. Cardenas and Linda Corbell and CTE is under the direction of Roger Gonzalez.  For more information go to www.fcclainc.org, www.texasfccla.org or contact the CTE Department at 778-4368.