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Student Competes in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference.  The conference is based on the student-originated theme “SOAR.” Brielle Bjork, Cienna Cooper, Ally Heidorn, and Abby Suvada, all freshmen at Colfax High School, Colfax WI, were among the members and took part in STAR Event Competitions at the conference.

FCCLA offers over 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related events, also known as STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events. These events include Culinary Arts, Knowledge Bowl, Career Investigation, Sports Nutrition and Fashion Construction to name a few. Members competed at the District, State and National level. This year, Brielle, Cienna, Ally and Abby were among over 4200 STAR Event participants who competed this past week in San Antonio. This is the largest number of competitors at any National STAR Events competition. The students competed in the Sports Nutrition Event. Their project focused on preparing a nutritional and hydration plan for an athlete in order to maximize performance and maintain health for growing teenagers.  Ally and Cienna received gold medal in the event. Abby and Brielle received a silver medal.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national 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 200,000 members and more than 5,500 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members.  It 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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