FCCLA Star Events
Parliamentary Team and Illustrated Talk - National Qualifiers
April 11, 2012
The East Mills FCCLA Chapter along with over 500 members from FCCLA chapters across the state attended the Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference on March 26-27, 2012.
State Leadership Conference is an opportunity for Iowa FCCLA members to celebrate the past year of hard work on various projects as well as develop their leadership skills with embers from around the state. the 2011-12 yearlong theism was 'Limitless Leadership'. limitless leadership was demonstrated through participation in STAR Events, National Programs and Peer Education.
STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive event which members are recognized for proficiency nd achievement in chapter and individual projects, career preparation and leadership. the members receiving the highest score in each event category qualify to move onto the National STAR event competition held at the 2012 national Leadership Conference in Orlando, FLorida. Members from the East Mills chapter received the following medals in their respective categories:
Kristin Ward and Alex Shehan, Chapter Service Display, Silver; Nykki Hedlund, Life Event Planning, Bronze; Carrie Christensen, Illustrated Talk, Gold; Stephanie McGrew, Makayla McGrew, Megan Dickersbach, Britnee Hedlund, Kolton Wederquist, Wyatt Cheney, Parliamentary Procedure, Gold. The Parliamentary Procedure Team as well as Carrie Christensen qualify for National Competition. Others attending from East Mills were Molly Bolton and Elizabeth Walker. Adults attending were Steven and Nancy McGrew and chapter advisor Liz Baldwin.
FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), formerly FHA, teaches students financial literacy, health and nutrition, career preparation, and early childhood development skills through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is a unique organization because its programs are planned and run by student members. it is the only student-led organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA has more than 220,000 member and nearly 7,000 chapter in fifty state associations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since it was founded in 1945.