FCCLA State STAR Results
“Fuel Your Passion” was the FCCLA 2020 State Leadership Conference theme. Even though state conference was unable to be held April 5-7, FCCLA still was able to hold State STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) and recognize its members for their efforts throughout the year…just a bit differently.
For State STAR, medal placings and national qualifiers were determined based on the District qualifying scores submitted by each District STAR Coordinator and then finalized using the Standard Deviation formula.
Earning gold medals in Food Innovations were the team of Rebecca Kment, Caroline Akinnigbagbe, and Alexa Meyer with their project “ABC Vegan Enchiladas”. They created a display board and were to give a 10-minute speech over a food product that was modified from its original recipe. They were required to take an original animal-based entrée recipe and create an all plant-based entrée.
Shayla Jacobsen also received a state gold medal with her Repurpose Redesign Project “Window Jewelry Organizer”. She took an old windowpane and repurposed it into a jewelry organizer, created a display board of her work, and would have given a 5-minute presentation on her work.
Roni Prewitt received a silver medal in Focus on Children for her project “Avoid an Aggravation Stop Contamination”. She had worked with the kindergarten students on handwashing and germs, created a display of her work, and would have given a 10-minute presentation of her project.
Destiny Rickard received a silver medal in Job Interview. She created a portfolio complete with a resume, cover letter, letter of recommendation, examples of special skills, and additional items related to the job she was applying for. She would have gone through a formal 15-minute interview at state.
Destiny Rickard was recognized and awarded the Power of One Certificate for completing all five Power of One Modules. She will also be recognized for this achievement at the National FCCLA Conference this summer in Washington, DC.
The Plainview Chapter was awarded the Chapter Award-Gold Star Plaque, which is the highest rating available for chapters. The award reflects FCCLA members’ Program of Work for the current school year. To earn this award, members set realistic goals for themselves and conduct a balanced chapter program of work that is related to the family and consumer sciences program. The chapter had 12 specific tasks they needed to complete and document in the following areas: Membership, Leadership, Competitive Events/Programs, and Promoting FCCLA.
Adviser Ronita Jacobsen was recognized as a recipient of the ACE (Advisers Achieving Excellence) Award.
The Plainview Chapter was nominated for the “Live Like Lisa” Kindness Challenge. As a tribute to Boone Central FCCLA and SPOT adviser Lisa Groth and her daughter Brooke, all chapters were encouraged to perform acts of kindness throughout the spring. Specific Chapter members that were recognized for their efforts were Logan Jacobsen, Leighton Medina, and Destiny Rickard along with Adviser Ronita Jacobsen.
“I am glad students were able to have some type of state competition and get the recognition they deserve for the work they put into their projects. They weren’t able to actually compete again and show off their improvements which is disappointing, but this recognition was the best under the circumstances. Members have yet to receive their medals and certificates as the state office buildings are still closed. Students will receive them as soon as they arrive.” Stated adviser Ronita Jacobsen.