Top in the nation

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Minnesota FCCLA members: 35 Gold, 50 Silver and 20 Bronze medals in National FCCLA competitions in Nashville, Tennessee.

The following 21 students placed in the top 10 in the nation in their event categories. Two were the best in the nation!

Over 7600 attended the National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee July 2-7.

Placing top  in the nation were:

#1 Career Investigation- Spring Lake Park HS

#1 Entrepreneurship- Minnesota HS

 Placing the top 5 in the nation were:

# 3 Environmental Ambassador Jr-Wheaton HS

#4 Chapter in Review Sr- Kasson-Mantorville HS

#4 Digital Stories for Change-Pine Island Sr

#4 Focus on Children Senior-Cambridge-Isanti HS

#4 Life Event Planning Sr- Wheaton

#4 Natl Programs in Action Jr-Wheaton

#5 Job Interview Sr- Lanesboro

Placing in the top 10 were:

#6 Sports Nutrition Jr-Kasson- Mantorville

#7 Chapter in Review Display-Jr- Wheaton

#8 Chapter in Review Portfolio-Jr- Herman Norcross

#8 Leadership Sr- Goodhue

#8 Promote and Publicize Sr- Pine Island Sr

#9 Teach and Train Jr-Osakis

Congratulations to these students and chapters on their accomplishments!

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are assessments that recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and career preparation. Competitive events provide opportunities to showcase college and career-ready knowledge, skills and abilities; promote FCCLA chapter as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education program and connect members with peers and the community.

Congratulations on STAR Event successes at Area Midwinter Conferences!

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FCCLA members are improving their skills in planning, time management, working on teams, developing a presentation, research and creative thinking through the 50 STAR Event categories.

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Students are doing their presentations, portfolios and displays now this month for AREA competitions and planning for involvement in State level events.

Midwinter events are conducted in January and qualifiers have received state advancer medals. There are 50 STAR Events.

Second opportunity is to do a SKILL Event-The list is long for the SKILL events you can do! These are available to any member at State Conference.img_0422

Skill Event-Culinary Food Art

This event will showcase the best of participant’s creative and artistic skills in utilizing an assortment of fruits and vegetables to design an interesting food item.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Culinary Food Art

This event will showcase the best of participant’s creative and artistic skills in utilizing an assortment of fruits and vegetables to design an interesting food item.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Culinary Knife Skills

This event will showcase the best of the participant’s knife skills. Participants will produce six uniform pieces for each knife cut meeting industry standards and demonstrate proper safety and sanitation procedures.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Toys that Teach

This event is an individual event

that shows the ability to design, build

original home-made toy for children.

See National Skill Event rules.

Interviewing Skills

This event is an individual event to prepare to do a job interview at an entry level position.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Impromptu Speaking

This event is an individual event that shows the ability to express one’s thoughts in an impromptu situation maintaining poise, self-confidence and conversational speaking.

See National Skill Event rules.

SPEAK OUT FOR FCCLA

Speak Out for FCCLA, an individual event, recognizes members for their ability to utilize marketing and public speaking skills to promote Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA membership through participation in the FCCLA national program Power of One unit, “Speak Out for FCCLA.” See National Skill Event rules.

Technology in Teaching

Technology in Teaching, an individual event, recognizes members for their ability to select and critically evaluate an application (app) for use as part of a class offered in the Family and Consumer Sciences program. Ahead of time, members review the app using the provided checklist, prepare an oral presentation, and demonstrate the app to evaluators. See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Early Childhood Challenge

This event, an individual event is a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to FACS subject matter including child development, early childhood education concepts.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Nutrition

Challenge

This event is an individual event, a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to FACS subject matter including nutrition.

See National Skill Event rules.

Skill Event-Science in FACS

Challenge

This event is an individual event, a knowledge and skills test which allows participants to complete challenges related to FACS subject matter including sciences and technology related to food, health and textile sciences.

See National Skill Event rules.

 

 

SHOW “WHAT YOU KNOW” AND “WHAT YOU CAN DO” WITH STAR EVENTS!

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COMING SOON- STAR EVENT MIDWINTER COMPETITIONS!

Now that the holidays are coming to an end, we can all dig deeper into our STAR Event projects! Holiday break is a great time to get a lot done for your projects, especially since the Mid-Winter Meetings are approaching fast.IMG_6058

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MIDWINTER EVENTS
January 5  Central West Area in Fridley
January 11 Central West- Ada HS
January 13- Southeast Area at Pine Island HS
January 18 Southwest Area at Tyler
January 25 Central West Area at Ortonville HS

 

STAY CALM AND CARRY ON!

Stay calm, and don’t forget to use the FCCLA Planning Process. This will help you immensely in your project planning because that’s what it’s for! It will also help to keep you accountable for getting your work on your project done. Try setting deadlines for yourself and work diligently to meet them. Don’t forget about your advisers during this process either! They are there to help you through your project when needed and keep you moving along. Don’t be afraid to contact any of the State Officers at any time!

Good luck and don’t forget to have fun!

Johannah Nielsen, MN FCCLA State Secretary

Start on STAR Events! It might take you to Nashville!

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It’s Fun! Work individually or as a team! Show us what you know and have learned! Set you goal to get to Nashville for the National FCCLA competitions in July.

We strongly encourage anyone to do a STAR Event (Students Taking Action with Recognition).  Doing a STAR Event is a great chance to explore your future with FCCLA. Members can compete with their STAR Event at the area, state, and/or national level.goodhue-at-san-diego

Here are just five reasons do a STAR Event:

There is a STAR Event category for everyone! STAR Events can also help you develop new passions and interests. Be sure to talk to your chapter advisor and I am sure you will be able to find the perfect category for you.

Your STAR Event can take you to Nashville, Tennessee.  Doing a STAR Event allows you to attend are, state, and/or national. Participating in these meetings is a phenomenal experience and you can meet many amazing members just like you!nashville-2013

STAR Events not only can make an impact on your life, but it may influence those around you. Most STAR Events involve some form of community service allowing you to make a difference in your community and/or school.

Doing a STAR Event also helps you develop life skills that you can use in your future career. STAR Events also help you with college readiness! Participating in a STAR Event can help you be successful in any profession you chose to do in the future.

You develop time management, leadership, public speaking, organization, and countless other skills by participating in a STAR Event.

Be sure to talk to your chapter advisor to choose the perfect category for you. Competing in a STAR Event is not designed to scare you, but to show off what you have accomplished. The most important part is to have fun and enjoy the process.

See competitive events handbooks and rules. See the website: www.fcclainc.org-this is where the national rulebook is located. Advisers have access to this as they affiliate chapters.

State handbook and rules are in the Competitive Events section of this website. There are 50 different events.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT FCCLA IS STAR EVENTS! Top 5 Reasons to Do A STAR Event

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The Top 5 Reasons To Do A STAR Event

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I strongly encourage anyone to do a STAR Event (Students Taking Action with Recognition).  Doing a STAR Event is a great chance to explore your future with FCCLA. Members can compete with their STAR Event at the area, state, and/or national level.

Here are just five reasons do a STAR Event:

There is a STAR Event category for everyone! STAR Events can also help you develop new passions and interests. Be sure to talk to your chapter advisor and I am sure you will be able to find the perfect category for you.

Your STAR Event can take you to Nashville, Tennessee.  Doing a STAR Event allows you to attend are, state, and/or national. Participating in these meetings is a phenomenal experience and you can meet many amazing members just like you!nashville-2013

STAR Events not only can make an impact on your life, but it may influence those around you. Most STAR Events involve some form of community service allowing you to make a difference in your community and/or school.

Doing a STAR Event also helps you develop life skills that you can use in your future career. STAR Events also help you with college readiness! Participating in a STAR Event can help you be successful in any profession you chose to do in the future.

You develop time management, leadership, public speaking, organization, and countless other skills by participating in a STAR Event.

Be sure to talk to your chapter advisor to choose the perfect category for you. Competing in a STAR Event is not designed to scare you, but to show off what you have accomplished. The most important part is to have fun and enjoy the process.reg-4-star-events-2015

I look forward to hearing what you have achieved by daring to explore with a STAR Event!

Taya Lindquist, Vice-President of Resource and Development

ITS NOT TOO EARLY TO START!

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A common question this fall has been “Where is the National STAR Events Handbook?

It is not on the public site of the national website any longer. It is in the affiliation section of your chapter affiliation. When you enter your chapter affiliation site- it will be in the “resources”.

The Minnesota STAR and SKILLS Handbook is on the MN website in Competitive Events. The STAR Events registration for Regional levels will be open in November. Registration will be by January STAR Event.

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Entry Deadline- Region level- January 6, 2017

The Qualifying Area STAR Events will be held in January.
MN Skill Events (there are 10) can be registered when you register for State Conference.

REFLECTIONS ON NATIONAL FCCLA EXPERIENCE

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2016 State Officer reflects on all that FCCLA has meant, especially the National Conference involvement.

by Courtney Dinsmore

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“As I reflect on this recent National FCCLA Conference event, going to National Leadership Conference was all about developing one’s self into the leader and person I know I can be. As a teenager on an adventure, it began with the airplane ride, but as a member it began with the opening general session.

The convention center was flooded in red as over 8,500 people made their way to the second floor pavilion. Walking through the pavilion was nothing but a maze of states. State Officers were standing up on chairs, holding the state flags, leading their state’s (songs) “rousers”. Each state announced their presence with their songs. It was unforgettable, and maybe even better than last year in Washington D.C.
As a past state officer, I stood in front of 1,800 members. The national officers stood in front of over 8,500, flawlessly reciting scripts full of announcements and awards. That alone was mind blowing to me. Members as a whole recited our creed with the national officers. We are many individuals on many different journeys, but we united as one on this week. [Read more…]

CAN YOU VOLUNTEER? WE NEED EVALUATORS THIS WEEK!

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THE LIST OF STAR EVENT JUDGES NEEDED IS GETTING SHORTER.

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED AS OF MONDAY MORNING.

NEED YOUR HELP ON THURSDAY, April 14 or Friday, April 15starico

in Bloomington, MN

 

Needed: STAR Event evaluators for student’s presentations on Thursday and Friday April 14 and 15.
Here is what we need yet.
Message me if you can do this It is in Bloomington MN.
Greatly appreciated!
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Session I THURSDAY APRIL 14 12-4 pm Judges come at 11 am
#22 Stop the Violence (Preventing bullying)
#7 Just Like R. Ray(1) (Food Demo)
#15 Social Zone (2) ( Social Media smarts)
#16 Taking Care of Yourself )4) ( Healthy lifestyle)
#18 My relationship Status (1) (Family and teen dating issues)
Session II THURSDAY EVENING 7-10 pm Judges come at 6 pm
#35 Chapter Service Display (Service projects)
#12 Caring for Kids )1) (Child Care)
#13 Foodies (1) ( Preparing Food topics)
Session III FRIDAY MORNING 8-12 noon Judges come at 7 am
#30 Life Event Planing (2) #30 Life Event Planning (1)
#36 CSP (2) Chapter Service portfolios
#32 Parli Procedure (1) (Simulated Parliamentary Procedure demo)
#39 National Programs in Action (2)
Session IV FRIDAY AFTERNOON- 12-4 pm Judges come at 11 am
#3 Laws of Life (Character Ed essays) (1)
#6 Show Me ( Demonstrations on A skill)
#34 Job Interview-1
#37/38 Chapter in Review (1)(What they have done all year)11008784_10206358858320068_3999912688347726391_n

STAR EVENT EVALUATORS NEEDED

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CAN YOU HELP?

WE NEED  PERSONS FROM VARIOUS CAREERS AND FCCLA ALUMNI, AND THOSE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT FCCLA TO EVALUATE THE STATE LEVEL OF STAR EVENTS.

APRIL 14 and 15 in Bloomington, MN.

Please respond to this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xbiyEPtQItiNGa7Z7zbeuEbCx1IhcpQUBx3foRoILaA/viewform?usp=send_form

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Help our student members get feedback on their projects, future career plans and skills for success.

 

Your One-Stop Shop for STAR Events

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Are you competing in a STAR Event this year?

Great!  If not, maybe this will help you change that decision. STAR Events are a great way for you to improve upon your public speaking, teamwork, and deadline-meeting skills. There are over 50 events for you to try!  But, I want to focus on just a few.

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If you are someone who likes working with technology, check out FCCLA’s Online STAR Events!  One example is Chapter Website Design. In this event, you make a chapter website and are judged on your design, organization skills, and the content of your site!  In this event you submit your website to the national office for scoring. If your project does well, you will receive a notification if that your STAR Event is eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference!  There you present your website to judges, allowing you to work on your public speaking and presentation skills!IMG_6058

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If technology isn’t your area, don’t worry, there are plenty of STAR Events to choose from!  Another event you should check out is Job Interview! With this event you will learn skills that you will definitely need for getting a job in the future.  In this event, you use the knowledge gained in Family and Consumer Sciences classes to participate in a mock job interview.  You also need to create a portfolio that shows the judges you can complete the application and you know about the job you are applying for!IMG_6073

If all of these seem like they take a lot of time, you’re right!  STAR Events that advance to the National level take time to research, write, and practice, but it’s all worth it in the end!

All of the events mentioned are National STAR Events, which means you have the opportunity to advance to the National Leadership IMG_6062Conference, but Minnesota has developed its own set of STAR Events that compete at the State Conference!

If you are a busy student, it’s hard to find time to work on your STAR Event.  You need a computer, a portfolio, and all sorts of components for your project.  But, one Minnesota STAR Event in particular doesn’t require a portfolio or a presentation.

Everyday Equations is a STAR Event where you participate in a math test.  Math questions include, but are not limited to, recipe conversions, income tax, and square footage.

STAR Event rules and guidelines are on the www.mnfccla.org website and also on the national website www.fcclainc.org. 

I hope I was able to help you decide on your STAR Event that you want to compete in.  There are many to choose from, and it may be hard to decide, but in the words of Exec Director Wendy Ambrose, “Options give you power.”IMG_5511

Written By Jacob Just- State President-Elect