District 6 State Officer
Vice President of Membership
District 6 Leadership Team
Welcome to District 6! My name is Carissa Potter from East Gaston High School. I come from the small town of Kings Mountain where the opportunities FCCLA opens up are not widely known. However, I aim to change this during my time as the 2019-2020 Vice President of Membership.
District 6 is home to a wide variety of beautiful, exhilarating, and historical places. In the city of Charlotte you can do just about anything from visiting beautiful art museums in the NoDa district to watching the Charlotte Hornets or the Carolina Panthers play. If you love racing you can go to the Carolina Motor Speedway. You can also visit one of my favorite places, the Studio Movie Grill, where you can order a wide variety of food while watching a movie.
Another one of my favorite things to do is hike Crowders Mountain. Crowders Mountain State Park offers many beautiful trails, parks, and camping sites. If you are more of a thrill seeker you should definitely visit Carowinds which holds the world record for the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, the Fury 325. If your more like me and love some good food a great place to go would be the famous Tony’s Ice Cream. Tony’s Ice Cream was founded in downtown Gastonia in 1915 and is known across the country for their amazing ice cream. District 6 also has many historical sites. You can visit the Kings Mountain battlegrounds which is in my city.
Growing up in the small city of Mount Holly and Kings Mountain I was always kind of shy and never would have imagined that I’d be given this amazing opportunity. This is why one of my main goals as a state officer is the increase membership through promoting FCCLA at schools such as mine who don’t have easy access to the knowledge of the amazing opportunities FCCLA offers.
I want to inspire people like me who are from small towns to not be afraid to take their shot and step outside of their comfort zone because as Norman Vincent Poale said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” I am looking forward to an amazing year and am proud to be representing my home, District 6!
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