By Linda Kor
Joshua Kishbaugh has been elected as a state officer for Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and will travel to the national FCCLA meeting in Nashville, Tenn., to represent not only Arizona, but the community of Holbrook as well.
He went before the Holbrook City Council May 9 to request funding for the trip and made an impressive presentation, receiving not only $300 from the council’s discretionary fund, but individual contributions from each of the council members, as well as Janet Dean, community affairs manager for Arizona Public Service Co., who was in the audience.
As an FCCLA state officer Kishbaugh will also be traveling throughout the state promoting his hometown. “I see it as a great chance to advocate for Holbrook across the nation and across the state, and show them what Holbrook’s about,” he said.
As Kishbaugh related his love for his community after a lengthy discussion of his upcoming trip, Mayor Bobby Tyler commented, “To see you and to see that energy which you have…the passion you have for what you want to do…it brings tears and chills to me. I really admire you.”
Kishbaugh has until May 26 to put together the $1,000 he estimates that he will need for the trip. Prior to the council meeting, he had collected $300.