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FCCLA Legislative Day

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Chandra Hubbs and Camryn Scheets, both seniors at Houston High School, participated in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Legislative Shadowing Project on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. 

WytneySteelman is the local chapter advisor and accompanied the students to the Capital City.  Sponsored by the Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the program provides an opportunity for junior and senior high school students to spend a day with their state representative, senator or other public official at the State Capitol.  The students observe hearings, meetings and other public duties.
The Legislative Shadowing Project, now in its 14th year, is conducted by Missouri FCCLA, the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for family and consumer sciences education.  A dinner banquet, sponsored by The Missouri Bar, was held for participants on Wednesday, Feb, 10.  Wednesday was also the Association of Career and Technical Education day at the capitol to inform legislators of the benefits of Career and Technical Education.  
The Legislative Shadowing Project allows students to connect their interests in law, public service, civic issues and the political process with their education.  The event is designed to help students develop a better understanding of the political process and its impact on citizens. 
FCCLA is a non profit student organization for young men and women, grades 6-12 in family and consumer sciences education.  Missorui FCCLA has more than 9,500 members in nearly 330 local chapters making it the fifth-largest FCCLA state association in the nation.  
The students chosen from Houston are knowledgeable in the laws and legislative procedures and had a great day experiencing a day in the life of a representative.  
In this picture, Chandra Hubbs and Camryn Scheets are named uncompensated Page for the Day by Representative Robert Ross.