CHS Students Compete at District STAR Event Competition
Concordia High School Students Compete at District STAR Event Competition
Four Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from Concordia Junior-Senior High School recently competed at the District C STAR Event competition.
STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition and are events based on the belief that every student is a winner. Competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success. FCCLA offers over 30 STAR Events. These events, which include Early Childhood Education, Advocacy, and Nutrition & Wellness, among others, represent college and career readiness skills taught in Family and Consumer Sciences classrooms.
Youth and adults work together to manage the events and serve as evaluators of the participants. FCCLA programs and competitions enrich student learning, improve self-esteem, and serve students with a range of ability levels, economic situations, and cultural influences. The District C competition was the first of three competition levels. Competitors earn the right to compete at the Kansas FCCLA State Leadership Conference in April by getting first place in their event. From the state level, participants can move on to the national level of competition by being the State Champion or Runner-Up in their respective events.
Journey Noyes and Emily Pedersen, freshmen, competed in Food Innovations-Junior and earned a gold medal. In this event, Noyes and Pedersen were challenged to come up with a dessert that incorporated flavors not traditionally found in North America that would appeal to families. They tested their product amongst focus groups before coming up with a marketing plan and price at which they could sell their product.
Dylan Bray & Fatima Nava, sophomores, participated in the Illustrated Talk-Senior STAR Event and received second place and a bronze rating. They prepared a presentation on The Impact of Music on Your Life, which they presented to various groups of students before the district competition. Freshman Taley Murdock & sophomore Samantha Sjogren competed in Chapter Service Project Display-Senior. In this event, they highlighted the planning & implementation of their community service project, Hygiene Kits for Foster Kids, with which they involved both the community & school to put together 100 hygiene kits that were donated to St. Francis Ministries in Concordia. They received first place & a silver rating & will represent CHS at the state level in April.
FCCLA is a dynamic and effective career and technical student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 164,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 49 state associations, in addition to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Concordia Junior-Senior High School students who competed in the FCCLA STAR Event Competition, from left, are Taley Murdock, Samantha Sjogren, Fatima Nava, & Dylan Bray.