District 8 State Officer
NC FCCLA State President
District 8 Leadership Team
Chairperson: Amy White,
North Buncombe High
FCCLA Adviser: Meigan Messer,
Treasurer: Lacey Grogan,
Clyde A. Erwin High
Hey, NC FCCLA! Welcome to District 8! My name is Lauren Mullis and I am one of your district 8 representatives. I will serve you all as the North Carolina FCCLA State President and I am extremely proud to be able to represent such an amazing district. From the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the lively streets of downtown Asheville, District 8 has a wide variety of places to visit and things to do.
If you’re looking for a city filled with vibrant buildings, distinctive music and diverse people, then Asheville is the place you want to visit! The streets of downtown Asheville are lined with shops full of handcrafted goods, restaurants serving local food and cafés brewing various delicious coffee blends. Also in Asheville lies the Orange Peel, a common concert venue where artists come to showcase their music and people crowd in to listen. One of the most famous spots in Asheville, the Biltmore House, offers winery tours, access to biking and horseback riding trails, carriage rides, tours of the 8,000 acre property itself and much more!
In the county below lies Henderson County, home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival, scenic Jump Off Rock, Historic Main Street in Hendersonville, and the place you’ll find me on most days during the year, West Henderson High School. Other notable sites are the historic Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock and the statue that inspired Thomas Wolfe’s novel Look Homeward Angel. What some might call a small, unexciting, mountain town, is what I call home.
Across the county line in Transylvania county is where many might spend hot summer days at Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest or hiking to the many waterfalls in Dupont State Forest. The White Squirrel Festival in Brevard attracts many tourists each spring celebrating the uniqueness of the area while showcasing many artists and local vendors.
Overall, District 8 offers a wonderful experience to all and elicits a stronger appreciation for the beauty displayed in our part of North Carolina, whether that be through nature, music and art, or the people themselves. I’m blessed to be able to call such an amazing area my home and I am beyond excited for this year working with you all.
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