VCMS FCCLA Students Compete in National STAR Event Competition

Mrs. Toromanides FCCLA class from Valley Central Middle School Competed in the National STAR Event Competition at the 2024 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Seattle, Washington from, June 29 – July 3, 2024

The 2024 FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) took place in Seattle, WA, from June 29 – July 3, drawing more than 8,000 students, educators, and guests from across the nation. This gathering provided a valuable platform for attendees to expand their leadership skills, sharpen their talents, explore career pathways, and listen to inspiring speakers.

The highly anticipated Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events were at the heart of the conference. Over 4,300 FCCLA Members competed in these events, where they were recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. The collaboration between youth and adults in managing the events and evaluating participants allowed students to develop real-world skills and gain valuable insights. STAR Events are pivotal in supporting student development by enhancing their classroom experience and guiding them toward successful career pathways. With more than 30 events to choose from, participants had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities by actively addressing essential issues concerning families, careers, or communities. By researching the topic and implementing projects to advocate for positive change, students acquired valuable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century.

We are thrilled to share that the following students proudly represented Valley Central Middle School at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Seattle, WA. Natalie Weddell competed in Repurpose & Redesign achieving a gold medal, Rachel Grazier competed in Focus on Children achieving a silver medal, Julia Loeser & Alejandra Loor Competed in Interior Design achieving a silver medal and placed in the top 10 nationally, Megan Roberts & Alexis Medina competed in Interior Design achieving a silver medal and placed in the top 10 nationally, Taline Hagopian competed in Career Investigation achieving a silver medal, Mutahar Alshabibi, Matthew Lopez & Jude Revella competed in Entrepreneurship achieving bronze medal, Cameron Claudio competed in Fashion Construction achieving bronze medal, and Destiny Prokop & Charlee Sweed competed in Focus on Children achieving bronze medal.

These students projects exemplify their dedication, creativity, and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Their accomplishment at the national level is a testament to their hard work, teamwork, and unwavering passion.

FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective student led nation-based organization supporting youth on their journey to become the leaders of tomorrow and helping them address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.