FCCLA Holds Virtual District STAR Competition
District 8 FCCLA held its annual STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. By January 20th, all event projects and video presentations were uploaded and ready for evaluation. Due to the virtual status of competition, only one Plainview FCCLA member decided to participate this year.
Shayla Jacobsen competed in Repurpose and Redesign. Shayla used shutters from her grandparent’s home and repurposed them into a nightstand. She used discarded lumber to create the base, shelf, and top. In order to present her project, she needed to create a display board of her work, and then give a 5-minute presentation ending with answering interview questions. As the event was virtual this year. Shayla needed to upload her video presentation along with PDFS and photos of her work.
Results of the competition will be announced in February. In order to advance to the state competition, she must place 1st or 2nd in her event in addition to receiving scores within a specified range. The State FCCLA STAR Competition will also be held virtually this year in conjunction with the FCCLA State Conference. State qualifiers will need to upload their events in March to allow for announcements of
“Shayla worked hard on her project, creating the design and then learning new skills,” stated Jacobsen. “The project was a challenge as she learned how to use the air nail gun and router, in addition to improving her sanding and painting skills.
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 are 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.