Waverly’s Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America Chapter had 12 members compete at the 2019 District #2 STAR Competition Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in Fairbury, NE. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition. STAR is a competitive event component of the FCCLA organization. This competition allows students to select a category related to Family & Consumer Sciences education (skills and knowledge-based), family/community outreach, leadership, or community/global issues. Students then have extensive criteria to follow in which they apply FACS-related knowledge and skills, develop an in-depth service-based project utilizing those skills, carry-out the project, and then create a professional presentation to share out the results, experience, and skills gained at the competition. There are 3 levels of the STAR Competition-districts, state, and nationals. Members must place in the top two in their category at districts to advance to state. The state level is held at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE, in April. Members must finish in the top two at state to qualify for nationals. This summer nationals will be held in Anaheim, CA. At the national level, students compete against schools from every state in the nation. This year Waverly had 12 FCCLA members compete at Districts in 8 different STAR events. 10 members scored top in their category, advancing to the state competition at Pinnacle Bank Arena in April!
- Emma Black and Adellin Doyen-3rd place in National Programs in Action
- Brianna Gable-District Champion in Advocacy
- Liz & Lynnzy Larsen-District Champions in Environmental Ambassador
- Ryanna Polenske-District Champion in Nutrition & Wellness
- Ryan Evans, Morgan Havolovic, & Madison Schwarzenbach-District Champions in Chapter Service Project Display
- Kailey Clatt-District Champion in Fashion Construction
- Zoe Cole-District Champion in Fashion Design
- Kenzie Conklin-District Champion in Life Event Planning.
Waverly’s FCCLA Chapter and STAR competitors would like to thank the school, community, and their families for their support and guidance in making their events a success. A special thanks to Tonya Danson, Kim Larsen, and Alex Danson who volunteered to help judge and help out the day of the District Competition. Waverly High School is extremely proud of all of these FCCLA members’ accomplishments and the positive impact they made in the school and community through their STAR projects. They are our future leaders for families, careers, and communities.