FCCLA District STAR Results
Five FCCLA Members traveled to Wayne State College, Wednesday, January 21, for the District 8 FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition. They returned with 1 individual qualifying for State STAR and 1 remaining as an alternate. In order to advance to the state competition, members must receive the highest score in their event.
Advancing to state competition was Ashley Shaffer as she received Top Gold in the Job Interview event. As part of her project, she was required to create a job portfolio and go through a mock interview. Natalie Lingenfelter also competed in this event and received a silver medal. The State FCCLA STAR Competition will be held in Lincoln, April 12-14, in conjunction with the FCCLA State Conference.
Chance Jacobsen received a bronze medal in the Parliamentary Procedure Written Test. In the junior division of this event, the top two scores move on to the state competition. With a tie for 2nd place, a coin toss was held to see who advanced. Losing the coin toss, Jacobsen was named the alternate.
Natalie Lingenfelter also competed in Career Investigation and received a silver medal. This event required her to create a portfolio and prepare a 10-minute presentation concerning her work on self-assessments, career research, college investigation, and job shadowing/interview. Autumn Ickler and Sarah Watson competed in the Chapter Service Display event and received silver medals. They were required to give a 10-minute presentation regarding this year’s chapter service projects and then to create a display which showcased those projects.
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.