Published Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
The FCS conference, for high school students, will be Dec. 7 at Wayne State College.
Wayne State College will host the Elevate Family and Consumer Sciences conference Dec. 7. The conference is aimed at high school students interested in fields such as child development and early childhood education, fashion design and clothing, foods and nutrition, interior design and housing, and resource management.
Brandi Settje, a licensed mental health counselor, will deliver the keynote address. Settje works as the school-based mental health practitioner for Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School, providing emotional and mental health support to students and staff.
The conference will feature leadership and career breakout sessions around topics such as child life specialist, K-6 school counselor, registered dietitian, probation officer, social worker, early childhood intervention, costume design, architecture, family and consumer sciences education, and nursing, among others. There will also be a college panel along with sessions by the Wayne State Career Services and Admissions offices. Tours of the newly renovated Benthack Hall, home to the College’s Family and Consumer Sciences programs, and the full campus will be available.
Students can also sign up for competitive knowledge tests to be administered during the conference. There is no extra cost for test takers. Each school can register two students for each test category. Each student may only be registered for one test. Test categories include child development and early childhood education, fashion design and clothing, FCS comprehensive, foods and nutrition, interior design and housing, and resource management.
Registration costs $12 per student, which includes lunch at the college. Each school is limited to 12 high school students and one to two adults. Total capacity is 200. Online registration is available at www.wsc.edu/fcs-conference. The deadline for registration is Nov. 30.