FCCLA Members Go for Gold
March 15, 2012By Lisa Moody of South Shelby High School
On February 3rd South Shelby FCCLA members traveled to Meadville High School to participate in the 2012 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events contest. STAR Events is where FCCLA members are recognized in chapter and individual projects. To go to the state level of competition groups had to receive gold and be in the top two of their category.
South Shelby had 29 students compete and 12 members received gold and will go on to state competition which are as follows: Jessi Mae Baker and Randi Beldon in the Chapter Service Display-Junior, Ashley Coe and Erica Milner in the category of Chapter Service Manual-Senior, Haley Babcock and Kaylee Johnston in Chapter Showcase Display-Junior, Courtney Kirby and Devyn Windsor in Chapter Showcase Display-Senior, Kellie Harvey in Job Interview and Kalyn Bishop, Remi Moore and Abbey Wilt in National Programs in Action-Junior.
Advisor Dee Kirby talked about the students who don’t get to go to state. “I am thrilled with how well our school does during competition, but there are always a few heartaches of students who have worked hard and yet did not score high enough to go on. If I could, I would let each student go on to experience the competition at the state level.”
Other members that participated were Emily Buzzard, Hayley Carroll and Natalie Hawkins in Chapter Service Manual-Senior. They received silver. Riley Schmitz and Colby Thompson were in Hospitality. They also received silver. Jaime Corbin and Natasha Mallett received bronze in the category of Illustrated Talk. Bailey Fohey, Laci Hercules and Adam Ellyson in Illustrated Talk placed silver. Rhian Beldon and Wes Mefford both participated in Impromptu Speaking and both placed silver. Katlyn Chinn, Aimee Ellyson and Van Windsor received silver in National Programs in Action and Crystal Clay was in the category of Recycle and Redesign placing silver.
Freshman Remy Moore had the opportunity to participate in a STAR event for the first time this year. She said, “It was scary talking in front of people. It’s not one of my talents. [My favorite part was] hanging out with FCCLA members at the FCCLA lock-in.”