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STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and occupational preparation.

 

STAR Events offers individual skill development through the following:

  • Cooperative--teams STAR Events work to accomplish specific goals
  • Individualized--members work alone to accomplish specific goals
  • Competitive--individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria

 

Important Notes:

  • National STAR Events participants must qualify at the Michigan FCCLA State Leadership Conference before they can proceed to the national competition.
  • STAR Events Participants must be paid members of FCCLA by March 1.
  • Michigan FCCLA does not offer competition in the following STAR Events: Applied Math for Culinary Management, Food Innovations, Hospitality, Tourism & Travel and Sports Nutrition
  • There is NO National Competition for STATE STAR Events

 

STAR Event Tips: the B's of STAR Events

 

 

2016-2017 Michigan FCCLA State STAR Events

 

 

Michigan FCCLA offers five Michigan-only events at the State Leadership Conference, in addition to the events offered by National FCCLA. Students participating in the Michigan Events will not qualify to attend the National Conference. Click on the name below to download the event information, guidelines and rubrics.


  • Community Service Challenge - Community Service Challenge, a team event, recognizes participants who develop a project in response to a case study related to an FCCLA-appropriate community service situation provided to them at the State Leadership Meeting.

  • Creative Teaching - Creative Teaching, an individual or team event, recognizes participants who plan, prepare and present a complete lesson appropriate in a preschool or elementary education setting.

  • FCCLA Scrapbook - FCCLA Scrapbook evaluates the chapter’s or region’s program of work and how the chapter or region documents these activities. There can be one entry per school or region. Students may participate in FCCLA Scrapbook and another STAR Event.

  • Healthy Lifestyle Challenge- Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, a team event, recognizes participants who develop a project in response to a case study situation related to healthy lifestyles provided to them at the State Leadership Meeting.

  • Project Exhibit - Project Exhibit, an individual or team event, recognizes participants who develop a project related to the family and consumer sciences, early childhood, teacher preparation or related curriculum. Participants must prepare a display and an oral presentation.

  • Toys That Teach - UPDATED for 2017!

    Toys That Teach, an individual event, recognizes members for their ability to design, build, and demonstrate an original homemade toy or storybook which provides learning and play for either an individual child or a small group of children. The toy or storybook is to be constructed of common, everyday household items, meet safety guidelines, and be easy to carry and use. Click here to download a Toys That Teach Worksheet Form with fillable form fields.

 

The Public Speaking Michigan STAR Event has been eliminated.

 


National STAR Events

 

The National STAR Events Guidelines are available for download on the National FCCLA Website every fall in late September/early October. Michigan FCCLA will use the guidelines published online each school year for the state level of competition.

 

National STAR Events compete at both the state and national levels of competition. Only those students that qualify at the Michigan State Leadership Conference advance to the national level of competition.

 

STAR Event Demonstration Videos Online! - 48 STAR Events were videotaped during the 2012-2013 National Conference, and are available for viewing on SchoolTube! Get ideas for a great presentation and see what presenting to the judges is like!

 

  • Advocacy - Advocacy, an individual or team event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and ability to actively identify a local, state, or national concern, research the topic, identify a target audience and potential partnerships, form an action plan, and advocate for the issue in an effort to positively affect a policy or law. Participants must prepare a portfolio, an oral presentation, and complete a case study.
  • Career Investigation - Career Investigation recognizes participants who perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving goals and describe the relationship of family and consumer sciences coursework to the selected career. Participants must prepare a portfolio on all event guidelines showing evidence of research and planning and an oral presentation describing project efforts.
  • Chapter Service Project - Chapter Service Project recognizes chapters that develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families, schools, and communities. Students must use family and consumer science content and skills to address and take action on a community need. Participants must prepare either a portfolio or a display showing evidence of project activities and an oral presentation that describes the in depth service project in detail.
  • Chapter in Review (formerly named Chapter Showcase) - Chapter in Review recognizes chapters that develop and implement a well-balanced program of work and promote FCCLA and family and consumer sciences and or related occupations to the community. Participants must prepare either a portfolio or a display showing evidence of program of work and an oral presentation that describes activities in detail.
  • Culinary Arts - Culinary Arts, an individual and team event, recognizes participants enrolled in occupational food service training programs, for their ability to work individually and as members of a team to produce a quality meal using industrial culinary arts techniques and equipment. Teams of participants must develop a plan for the time allotted, prepare menu items given to them at the time of the event and present their prepared items to evaluators. They also will fill out a team evaluation sheet.
  • Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Education recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to use knowledge and skills gained from their enrollment in an occupational early childhood program. Participants must prepare a portfolio and a resource container related to early childhood. On-site, participants must plan and present an activity to evaluators in response to a case study provided during the event.
  • Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship recognizes participants who develop a plan for a small business using family and consumer sciences and sound business practices. The business must relate to an area of family and consumer sciences or related occupations. Participants must prepare a portfolio containing a written business plan, which they are not required to have implemented and an oral presentation describing the business and plan for implementing it.
  • Environmental Ambassador - Environmental Ambassador recognizes participants who address environmental issues that adversely impact human health and well-being and who actively empower others to get involved. Participants will research one of the five current topics, investigate areas where they can make a difference, develop and carry out a stewardship project for their home, school or community, and educate others in their school or community about the problems, effects and solutions regarding the environmental concern.
  • Fashion Construction - Fashion Construction is an individual event that recognizes participants who apply fashion construction skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to create a display using samples of their skills.
  • Fashion Design - Fashion Design recognizes participants who apply fashion design skills learned in Family & Consumer Science courses to design and market clothing styles. Participants will develop a clothing label, research the intended audience, and design the label's first 6-piece collection. Students will exhibit knowledge of all the aspects that surround design, including design basics, fabric choice, and pricing.
  • Focus on Children - Focus on Children recognizes participants who use family and consumer sciences skills to plan and conduct a child development project that has a positive impact on children and the community. Participants must prepare a display showing evidence of project activities and an oral presentation introducing the display and summarizing the project.
  • Illustrated Talk - Illustrated Talk recognizes participants who make an oral presentation about issues concerning family and consumer sciences and/or related occupations. Participants must prepare a file folder containing an outline of the speech, planning process and other evidence, an oral presentation emphasizing content and delivery and visuals used to illustrate the presentation.
  • Interior Design - Interior Design is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply interior design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design interiors that meet the living space needs of clients.
  • Interpersonal Communications - Interpersonal Communications recognizes participants who use family and consumer sciences skills and apply communication techniques to develop a project designed to strengthen communication in a chosen category: community, employment, relationships, family, peer groups or school groups. Participants must prepare a file folder containing summary documents, an oral presentation describing the project in detail and a response to a related case study provided after the presentation.
  • Job Interview - Job Interview recognizes participants who use family and consumer sciences and/or related occupational skills to develop a portfolio, participate in an interview, and communicate a personal understanding of job requirements. Participants must prepare a portfolio containing job information and examples and be prepared to fill out a job application and express their communication skills and job knowledge through an interview.
  • Leadership - Leadership, an individual event, recognizes participants who actively evaluate and grow in their leadership potential. Participants use the Student Leadership Challenge and supporting materials, to investigate their leadership ability and develop a mentorship relationship to further their leadership development. Participants must prepare a portfolio and an oral presentation.
  • Life Event Planning - Life Event Planning is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the costs of an event.
  • National Programs in Action - National Programs in Action recognizes participants who explain how the planning process was used to implement a national program project. Participants must prepare a file folder containing specified summary documents and an oral presentation describing the use of the planning process.
  • Nutrition and Wellness - Nutrition and Wellness, an individual event, recognizes participants who track food intake and physical activity for themselves, their family, or a community group and determine goals and strategies for improving their overall health. Participants must prepare a portfolio and an oral presentation.
  • Parliamentary Procedure - Parliamentary Procedure recognizes chapters that develop a working knowledge of parliamentary law and the ability to conduct an FCCLA business meeting. Participants must present a demonstration meeting using provided planning materials and prepare minutes of the meeting.
  • Promote & Publicize FCCLA - Promote & Publicize FCCLA is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who develop an FCCLA promotion and publicity campaign to raise awareness and educate the school, parents and members of the community about the importance of FCCLA and Family & Consumer Sciences education.
  • Recycle and Redesign - Recycle & Redesign is an individual event, recognizes participants who select a used fashion or home apparel item to recycle into a new product.
  • Teach & Train - Teach and Train, an individual event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to explore and experience the career of teaching or training.

 

 

Please note: National FCCLA also offers Applied Math for Culinary Management, Food Innovations, Hospitality, Tourism & Travel and Sports Nutrition. Michigan DOES NOT offer these events at the state level. Contact us for information about competing in these events at the National Leadership Conference.


For even more resouces, check out this page on the National FCCLA website!