left to right: Torrey Hibbard, South Dearborn HS, State Vice President of STAR Events, Luke Jones, South Decatur HS, State Vice President of Development, Kortney Wright, South Dearborn HS, District Vice President of Membership, Stacey Armah, South Dearborn HS, District Secretary, Alyssa Thomas, East Central HS, Katelynn Osman, East Central HS, State President, Maria Deddens, East Central HS, District President, Camryn Randolph, East Central HS, Hayley Lewis, East Central HS, State Vice President of National Programs, Natalie Douthit, East Central HS, State Vice President of Community ServiceAurora, In. — After a great school year with FCCLA coming back at South Dearborn, more students are stepping up to the plate and have been elected as Indiana FCCLA District 12 Officers for the 2019-2020 School Year.Stacey Armah (Junior) has been elected to serve as Indiana FCCLA District 12 Secretary, Kortney Wright (Junior) has been elected to serve as Indiana FCCLA District 12 Vice President of Membership and Brooke Smith (Junior) has been elected to serve as Indiana FCCLA District 12 Vice President of Public Relations.“I can not express enough how proud I am of these students. In less than one year at South Dearborn since I arrived here as the new FCCLA Adviser, I have had a core group of students that joined FCCLA step up to the plate and help to lead our chapter in this organization forward at speeds I would have never imagined in my first year.”In addition, Torrey Hibbard (Sophomore) continues in her role as Indiana FCCLA State Vice President of STAR Events. Armah has also been elected to serve at the South Dearborn High School FCCLA Chapter President for the 2019-2020 Year, Wright has been elected to serve at the South Dearborn High School FCCLA Chapter Vice President for the 2019-2020 Year, and Smith has been elected to serve as the South Dearborn High School FCCLA Chapter Secretary for the 2019-2020 Year.As we look ahead to the summer, these students are preparing to attend the Indiana FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana June 11-13th, 2019. At the Summer Leadership Camp, students will participate in team challenges, take part in Family and Consumer Science Concurrent Workshops as well as leadership training and be able to work with their other chapter and district members in planning their Program of Work for the next school year. “These students will get hands on leadership training experience at the Summer Leadership Camp which will help them as we head into a new school year, and work on recruiting new members into our FCCLA Chapter”, Schuerman says.Family, Career and Community Leaders of America These students were elected at the Indiana FCCLA District 12 Spring Meeting which was held on May 9th, 2019 at South Decatur High School in Greensburg, Indiana. While at the district meeting, students participated in leadership training as well as took part in membership building activities and other projects that can be done in their schools. The keynote speaker for the evening was Bryan Schuerman, M.Ed., Chapter Adviser at South Dearborn High School. Mr. Schuerman talked about how he “Launched into Leadership” with FCCLA and how FCCLA prepared him for college and both his careers as a television meteorologist in addition to becoming a teacher. Schuerman, a freelance meteorologist for WKRC Local 12 News in Cincinnati, Ohio has spent the last 10 years as a meteorologist in addition to spending 3 years teaching in West Virginia before moving back home to Southeastern Indiana and teaching now at South Dearborn. A graduate of East Central High School Class of 2004, Schuerman has extensive experience in FCCLA as he served as 2003-2004 Indiana FCCLA State Vice President of Parliamentary Law.“I am extremely proud of what our FCCLA Chapter has done this year. Mr. Schuerman and his students have worked very hard to rebuild the chapter in his first year with us, and we look forward to him and his students vision for what FCCLA will be at South Dearborn in the years ahead”, says Dr. Jeff Bond, Principal at South Dearborn High School.In addition to the work being completed at South Dearborn High School, South Dearborn FCCLA has been awarded numerous grants to allow them to travel to Anaheim, California for the National Leadership Meeting. These grants through the South Dearborn Community School Foundation, Aurora Lions Club, Civista Bank Charitable Foundation and Dearborn County Retired Teachers Association, in addition to the fundraising the students have completed at school will be instrumental in these students attending the National Leadership Meeting in addition to preparing them for upcoming events next school year. South Dearborn High School FCCLA thanks all those who have donated grants to their organization and their support of their students.Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.