Cassville FCCLA students attend Legislative Day in state capitol

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cassville FCCLA students visited the state capitol in February to share the positive impact career and technical education has had in helping them to prepare for college and a future career. Pictured from left, are: Representative Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, FCCLA students Kaylyn Bryant, Coleman Hoppes and Robert Elliot, and FCCLA Advisor Samantha Cosper. Contributed photo

Cassville FCCLA members Coleman Hoppes, Kaylyn Bryant, and Robert Elliott attended the Missouri Career and Technical Education Legislative Day in Jefferson City on Wednesday, February 8. 

The day is designed for students to spend time at the state capitol advocating for career and technical education. 

Students bring projects they've completed in their local programs to display in the rotunda. 

Pictured from left, are: FCCLA students (from left) Coleman Hoppes, Kaylyn Bryant and Robert Elliott traveled to the state capitol in February to share with legislators the importance and impact career and technical education has made in their lives and future career plans. Contributed photo

In addition, they make appointments with their area legislatures to meet one-on-one to share their personal learning experiences and explain the impact career and technical education has had on them in preparing for college and career. 

Students met with Representative Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, and left materials for Senator Sater, R-Cassville, sharing their experiences from Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America).

Students were accompanied by Cassville FCCLA Advisor Samantha Cosper. 

The trip was made possible by funding from Freedom Bank of Southwest Missouri.