Emma Shinn, a junior at Melbourne High School, has spent much of her high school career in service to the school’s local FCCLA chapter. FCCLA, which stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, is a national organization that helps young men and women become leaders in addressing important personal, family, work, and societal issues. It is also designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, practical knowledge, and vocational preparation.
Shinn just completed her year as the FCCLA State Vice-President of Programs. Throughout the year, she received leadership training in Ferndale and spent a week in Washington, D.C. presiding over the state delegation at the National Leadership Meeting. Club sponsor Caren Smith commented on Shinn’s service. “It has been a full and challenging year for Emma, but having the opportunity to work in a leadership position of a student-led organization while still in high school will most certainly prove to be a career boosting experience for her. “