FDL HS Student Participates In Government Day

Isabel Herrera (right), Fond du Lac High School’s First Vice President for Wisconsin FCCLA, was in Madison at the state’s capitol along with FCCLA Adviser Stephanie Fox (left) and 60 other students from around the state on Thursday, February 9, 2017 for Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) Government Day.


FCCLA State Officers, along with five other CTSO’s, learned about civic leadership and citizenship while meeting with and asking questions of legislators and government officials on career and workforce topics. The event was organized by an initiative known as “all CTSO,” which is a partnership of Wisconsin Career and Technical Education Student Organizations. 


“Wisconsin’s Career and Technical Student Organizations have a long and proud tradition of serving students, “ said state Superintendent Tony Evers (center).  “By participating in these organizations and events like CTSO Government Day, students are learning about citizenship, teamwork, and other leadership skills that will help them graduate from high school ready for both college and careers”.   


The six Career and Technical Student Organizations are DECA, an association of marketing students; FBLA, an association of business students; FCCLA an association of Family and Consumer Sciences students; FFA, an association of agriculture education students; HOSA, an association of heath science students; and SkillsUSA, an association of technology education students. 


CTSOs are the co-curricular student organizations that enhance the career and technical instruction offered in more than 400 Wisconsin high schools.  These groups help students develop civic, social and technical skills for high-skill and high-wage careers.