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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

 

 

 

2020-2021 Michigan FCCLA State STAR Events

 

Michigan FCCLA offers eight 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.

 

Cupcake Battle

Cupcake Battle promotes Hospitality and Culinary Arts. Participants must bake, decorate and display six cupcakes, prepare a file folder, and respond to evaluator questions. Cupcakes will be evaluated on overall appearance, cake flavor, texture, doneness, frosting consistency, flavor, and originality. Click here to download the Cupcake Battle Forms with fillable form fields.

 

FCCLA Scrapbook - will not be offered in 2021

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.

 

Serving Up Success - will not be offered in 2021

Serving Up Success is an individual event that introduces students to the food and beverage industry. It has three parts: a pre-event interview, a restaurant serving simulation, and a situation question.

 

Toys That Teach

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 the Toys That Teach Worksheet Form with fillable form fields.

 

 

 


National STAR Events

 

Event Updates for the 2020-2021 school year:

 

  • Baking and Pastry – changes to an individual event and incorporates American Culinary Federation testing for National Leadership Conference competition.
  • Culinary Arts – changes to an individual event and incorporates American Culinary Federation testing for National Leadership Conference competition.
  • Event Management attendance requirements have been lowered to 25 (Level 1), 50 (Level 2) or 75 people (Level 3).
  • Interior Design Scenario will be available on or before October 1 and will focus on redesign to include home work environments.
  • Sustainability Challenge has a renewed focus on children’s health in school settings through the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • As previously announced, only Gold and Silver medals will be distributed at the National Conference this year. Bronze recipients will receive a certificate.

 

Event topics/themes for 2020-2021:
  • Culinary Math Management – Kitchen Ratios
  • Digital Stories for Change – Human Trafficking
  • Early Childhood Education – Community Helpers
  • Food Innovations – Vintage Baking Recipes to Modern Mixes

 

As a reminder, there were quite a few event updates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Discontinued STAR Event - Life Event Planning
  • New STAR Events – Baking and Pastry (will be a Michigan Direct to National event, see bottom of page), Event Management, Instructional Video Design
  • Event categories are now Level 1 (through grade 8), Level 2 (grades 9-10), Level 3 (grades 11-12). Mixed level teams are still allowed but must compete at the highest level of the teams’ members. Some events will still have eligibility requirements that require specific course or program enrollment (to be verified at the state level).
  • Team Events - Fashion Design, Nutrition and Wellness, and Repurpose and Redesign are now individual or team events.
  • Event Name Changes – Culinary Math Management (Applied Math for Culinary Management), Professional Presentation (Illustrated Talk), Public Policy Advocacy (Advocacy), Repurpose and Redesign (Recycle and Redesign), Sustainability Challenge (Environmental Ambassador).
  • Fashion Construction has an updated Skill Area Checklist to include reversible design, knit fabric, 3-D/laser printing, and fiber optics, electronics or technology.
  • Fashion Design – designs must be for adults or children.
  • Parliamentary Procedure – Any team using prepared materials will receive 0 points for Quality of Demonstration Discussion.

 

 

The National STAR Events Guidelines are available for download through the FCCLA membership affiliation website, under the Resources tab. 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!

 

  • Career Investigation - An individual event - recognizes participants for their ability to 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.
  • Chapter in Review Display / Chapter in Review Portfolio - A team event - recognizes chapters that develop and implement a well-balanced program of work and promote FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations and skills to the community.
  • Chapter Service Project Display / Chapter Service Project Portfolio - A team event - 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 Sciences content and skills to address and take action on a community need.
  • Culinary Arts - A team event - recognizes participants enrolled in occupational culinary arts/food service training programs for their ability to work as members of a team to produce a quality meal using industrial culinary arts/food service techniques and equipment.
  • Early Childhood Education - An individual event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to use knowledge and skills gained from their enrollment in an occupational early childhood program.
  • Entrepreneurship - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who develop a plan for a small business using Family and Consumer Sciences skills and sound business practices. The business must relate to an area of Family and Consumer Sciences education or related occupations.
  • Event Management - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply skills used in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to plan an event for an educational institution, community or non-profit organization, business, or government institution.
  • Fashion Construction - An individual event- 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 - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply fashion design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design and market clothing styles.
  • Focus on Children - An individual or team event - 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.
  • Interior Design - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply interior design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design to meet client needs.
  • Interpersonal Communications - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations skills and apply communication techniques to develop a project designed to strengthen communication.
  • Job Interview - An individual event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations skills to develop a portfolio, participate in an interview, and communicate a personal understanding of job requirements.
  • Leadership - An individual event - recognizes participants who actively evaluate and grow in their leadership potential. Participants investigate their leadership ability, assess leadership and employability skills, and develop and implement a plan to further their leadership development. 
  • National Programs in Action - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who explain how the FCCLA Planning Process was used to implement a national program project.
  • Nutrition and Wellness - An individual or team 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..
  • Parliamentary Procedure - A team event - recognizes chapters that develop a working knowledge of parliamentary law and the ability to conduct an FCCLA business meeting.
  • Professional Presentation (formerly Illustrated Talk event) - A individual or team event - recognizes participants who make an oral presentation about issues concerning Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations.
  • Promote & Publicize FCCLA - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use communications skills and techniques to educate their schools and communities about FCCLA with the intention of growing chapters and strengthening FCS and FCCLA programs.
  • Public Policy Advocacy (formerly Advocacy Event) - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and ability to actively identify a local, state, national, or global concern, researach 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.
  • Repurpose and Redesign (formerly Recycle and Redesign event) - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who select a used fashion, home, or other postconsumer item to recycle into a new product.
  • Say Yes to FCS Education - An individual event - recognizes participants who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to explore and experience the career of being a Family and Consumer Sciences educator. Participants must prepare a portfolio, conduct classroom observations, plan and execute a lesson, develop an FCCLA integration plan, and deliver an oral presentation.
  • Sustainability Challenge (formerly Environmental Ambassador event) - An individual or team event - recognizes participants that address environmental issues that adeversely impact human health and well-being and who actively empower others to get involved.
  • Teach & Train - An individual event - recognizes participants for their exploration of the education and training fields through research and hands-on experience..

 

 

Online National STAR Events

These events require you to submit your project digitally for a preliminary round. Selected entries will be invited to compete at the National Leadership Conference. No competition will take place at the Michigan FCCLA State Leadership Conference.

 

  • Digital Stories for Change - An individual or team event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities; research the topic; and develop a digital story to advocate for positive change. Preliminary Round: Participants must prepare a digital story and project components to be submitted online by February 1. Fifteen entries will be invited to present their digital story, plus an oral presentation, at the National Leadership Conference.
  • FCCLA Chapter Website - An individual or team event, recognizes participants who use a chapter website to educate, inform, and involve members and the general public about the importance of the Family and Consumer Sciences program and the FCCLA chapter. Preliminary Round: Participants must prepare a chapter website, and submit by February 1. Fifteen entries will be invited to present their chapter website plus an oral presentation, at the National Leadership Conference.
  • Instructional Video Design - An individual or team event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to research, plan, and create an instructional video to deliver content as part of a lesson or unit of instruction. Preliminary Round: Participants must prepare an instructional video and project components, entries must be submitted online by February 1. Fifteen entries will be invited to present their instructional video, project components, and an oral presentation, at the National Leadership Conference.

 

 

Direct to National STAR Events

National FCCLA also offers several events that Michigan DOES NOT offer at the state level. Contact us for information about competing in these events at the National Leadership Conference.

 

  • Baking and Pastry - A team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their baking and pastry skills through the preparation of a quick bread, choux pastry, cookie, and shaped yeast bread.
  • Culinary Math Management (formerly Applied Math for Culinary Management) - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to demonstrate the application of mathematical concepts in the culinary arts industry.
  • Food Innovations - An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of food product development by creating an original prototype formula, testing the product through focus groups, and developing a marketing strategy.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation - An individual or team event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge of the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries and ability to translate their knowledge into a hypothetical or real business. Project must relate to culinary, lodging, recreation, tourism, or event coordination.
  • Sports Nutrition - An individual or team event, recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and develop an individualized nutritional plan to meet the needs of a competitive student athletic in a specific sport.


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