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Raven Byars, a South Oldham High School junior, and her Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Diane Poe, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Capitol Leadership Training, held Sept. 30- Oct. 3, in Washington, D.C.
As the Kentucky FCCLA vice-president of finance, Byars had the opportunity to participate in the leadership academy program.
This powerful leadership development and certification program focuses on team building, service, professionalism, planning, communication, networking, and ethics.
Byars attended with several other state officers.
During this leadership training, Byars was able to design goals and action plans in order to achieve success in meeting Kentucky FCCLA program goals.
In addition, all participants of the Capitol Leadership Training received advocacy training to prepare them for visits to their Congressional representatives.
Byars went to Capitol Hill and met with the legislative staff of Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, and Representatives, Ben Chandler, Brett Guthrie, and John Yarmuth to speak with them about issues that are important to the FCCLA organization and to the state of Kentucky.
Byars also had the opportunity to participate in a service learning project at the D.C. Central Kitchen, as well as tour the area.
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