Return to Headlines

3 WHS students win gold in FCCLA STAR competition in St. Louis

3 WHS students win gold in FCCLA STAR competition in St. Louis

By FCCLA students

The 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 social issues through Family Consumer Sciences education.

STAR Events, Students Taking Action with Recognition, is an FCCLA program of competitive events designed to recognize individuals and chapters for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and occupational preparation.

Each year regional contests are held in various subject areas whereby the gold medal winners advance to state and possibly on to national competition.

Students from Waynesville High School participated in the FCCLA Region 5 STAR Events and regional officer election held in St. Louis on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

The following WHS students competed in the corresponding events based on their chapter’s mental health awareness campaign called Start With Hello Week:

• Emma Lopez and Angelica Ramos - Chapter Service Project Display in the senior category received a gold medal

• Hyrum Blau won gold in the career investigation category

All three (Lopez, Ramos and Blau) will advance to the state competition.

Others in attendance from Waynesville were Kiara Smith, Zikia Woods, Andrew Robinson, Bella Hartman, Allisyn Gurley, Savanna Cone and Allison Wilking. WHS FACS teacher and FCCLA Advisor Amy Johnson was also in attendance. Their jobs included time keeping, judging and assisting.

Students from Waynesville High School will attend the Missouri FCCLA State Leadership Conference March 17-19 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There will be more than 1,600 students (grades 6-12) and their teachers in attendance.

This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Back in Time, Back in Style” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills, and traffic safety. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 640 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences education courses. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues. The Missouri association ranks fifth in the nation in membership with more than 9,800 members. There are more than 320 FCCLA chapters across the state.



In the photo from left to right: Angelica Ramos, Emma Lopez, Hyrum Blau. Photo by FCCLA students