VHS Student Elected AR FCCLA President

Vilonia High School Student Elected as 2018-2019 Arkansas FCCLA President

Marcia Williams, a sophomore at Vilonia High School has been elected as the
2018-2019 President of Arkansas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). 
Marcia is one of five state officers elected for the upcoming school year. Being elected a state officer is one of the highest leadership honors an FCCLA member in Arkansas can achieve. Officer candidates were interviewed by a panel of student judges where they were asked both factual and situational questions. As Arkansas FCCLA President, Marcia will have many opportunities to travel, grow in her leadership abilities, make lifetime connections with members, educators, government officials and more. 
 Marcia Williams is the daughter of Patrick and Jessica Boyd of Vilonia, Arkansas. 
Stephanie Ramsey and Maynette Stroud are Marcia’s VHS FCCLA chapter advisers. Marcia has been a member of FCCLA since the 7th grade, where she served as the VMS FCCLA Chapter President. She has continued to lead as an FCCLA Chapter Officer at both Vilonia Freshman Academy (Chapter President) and Vilonia High School (Treasurer). Marcia presided as the District 2 FCCLA Treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year. She will be installed as the Arkansas FCCLA President at the Arkansas FCCLA State Leadership Conference on March 7 and 8, 2018 at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the
University of Central Arkansas Campus in Conway, Arkansas. 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), 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.  
FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5,400 chapters from 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Arkansas currently has 325 chapters and around 8,000 FCCLA members across the state.  FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in families, careers, and communities.  Students who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences courses are eligible to join FCCLA, which was founded in 1945 (as Future Homemakers of America) in Chicago, Illinois and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. 

Evan BeaversVHS