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by Deneen Healey

September 09, 2011

National FCCLA STAR Event Competition

In July, Joeona Healey, Lo-Ma FCCLA member, participated in the STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at the 2011 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, CA.

            Joeona earned a Gold medal in Career Investigation, one of the 28 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students. Career Investigation recognizes participants for their ability to perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving goals, and describe the relationship of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework to the selected career.  In order to compete at the national level, Joeona earned the top gold ratings at the district and state competitions.  Only two students are selected from this category from each state.

            More than 6,300 members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the nation attended the meeting.  Approximately 3,500 students advanced from local, regional, and state levels of STAR Events to the national meeting. 

            FCCLA STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner. 


Competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success. Both youth and adults work together to manage the events and serve as evaluators of the participants.

Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration, and much more. FCCLA programs and competitions enrich student learning, improve self-esteem, and serve the community.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.  Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.


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