I have come a long way from potential member of FCCLA(Family Career and Comunity Leaders), to Vice President of my chapter, to National Events Competitor. Fccla is the only in-school organization that is centered around family, something I have gain through my years participating in the group. Last year I, unfortunately, didn't make it past Reginals, but i didnt allow it to stop me and with the help of my partners we advanced to the final stage with the highest honors, a gold metal. As happy as I am to go, I am disoppionted by the lack of funds I have for the trip to Nashville,TN. Slighty beacuse I won't get to enjoy all of the activities that accompany the competition, and slightly because I won't have the chance to redeem myself for last years reginal lost, but mostly because it means I would have let my team down. So I am asking for the help of my family, friends, and community to accomplish this goal.