A Place of Belonging

Brooke Russel

Everyone wants to fit in or find that comfort.  At JCTC (Jessamine Career and Technology Center), there is a place of belonging!  Once a month, JCTC will welcome students to Club Day.  For those who don’t know what Club Day is or what it does, Club Day is an opportunity for a group of clubs that are focused on each cluster around the school to meet.  There is DECA for Business, FFCLA and FFA for Agriculture, HOSA for the Health/Medical department, and TSA and STLP for Engineering.

Now, you wonder what on earth does this mean. DECA is a club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.  FFCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) helps foster personal growth, leadership development and career preparation opportunities for students who are interested in Family and Consumer Science.  FFA is an organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing great leadership skills, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  HOSA provides a unique way for students to develop leadership and find motivation to make a difference.  TSA (The Technology Student Association) is devoted only to students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Members of TSA get to compete in exciting competitions and flourish in leadership opportunities, making it a positive experience for every student included.  STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) gives students a chance to reflect on what they know.  This program connects with students’ interest, challenge them to self-progress, and motivate.  “Student Organizations have created leadership skills that will be used for years and years,” says Mr. Knight.  With an enthusiastic, involved principle, Mr. Knight makes sure Club Day is an opportunity for everyone by rotating the blocks each month.  The next meeting is on September 10th during second period!

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