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FCCLA Members Advance to State STAR

January 22, 2014

Eight FCCLA Members traveled to Wayne State College, Wednesday, January 22, for the District 8 FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition.  They returned with 2 individuals qualifying for State STAR and 2 receiving 2nd place, remaining as alternates.   In order to advance to the state competition, members must receive the highest score in their event.

 Advancing to state competition will be Trelynn Morrow in Fashion Design as she received First Place Top Silver.  As part of her project, Trelynn was required to design a clothing line, create a portfolio, and construct a clothing garment she had designed.  Paige Bearinger advances to state in the Interpersonal Communication Event as she also received First Place Top Silver.  She had researched and gave presentations on how to improve communication between parents and their children.  State FCCLA STAR Competition will be held in Lincoln, April 6-8, in conjunction with the FCCLA State Conference.

Chance Jacobsen received Runner-Up Silver 2nd Place in Recycle Redesign for his “Seasonal Deer” project and will remain as an alternate for state competition.  He was required to create a display and give a speech on the item he had created from recycled materials. Natalie Lingenfelter received a gold medal in the Year in Review Event where she gave a presentation using the portfolio she had created of this year’s chapter events. Heidi Nelson received a silver medal with her “Child Abuse” speech in her Family Challenges and Issues Event. Kirsten Cattell received silver medal in the Job Interview Event which required her to create a job portfolio and go through a mock interview.  Ashley Shaffer received a gold medal for her “Helicopter Parenting” speech in Illustrated Talk.  Sharyn Sheppard received a bronze medal in Parliamentary Procedure Written Test.

“I am very proud of these members.  They put forth tremendous effort in preparing for their events.  Many of these projects require an unmentionable number of hours to prepare for.  Some members even started their projects back in August.  They should be commended for the dedication it took to follow through with their specific project and then the hours required to write and prepare a presentation describing the work they did.” state adviser Ronita Jacobsen.

 STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation.  STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through cooperative, individualized, and competitive activities. Competitive events promote the FCCLA Mission to focus on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader. Each event and activity is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Competitive events provide additional opportunities to showcase college and career-ready knowledge, skills and abilities; promote the FCCLA chapter as an integral part of the of the Family and Consumer Sciences education program; and to connect with peers and the community.

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