Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events are competitive events in which members compete at the regional, state, and national levels. Students are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events allow students to compete individually or as a team. There are more than 30 STAR Events students can choose to compete in, all of which recognize participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities, research the topic, and develop and implement a project to advocate for positive change.
STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following types of activities:
- Cooperative – Teams work to accomplish specific goals
- Individualized – An individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
- Competitive – Individual or team performance is measured by an established set of criteria
Competition for these STAR Events follow the hierarchy of FCCLA, starting at the regional level, advancing to state-level competition, and finally, national-level competition at National Leadership Conference. To advance from regional to state and then from state to national contest, participants must score in the gold category (90% or higher) and be in the top two in their category and level.
- Baking and Pastry
- Career Investigation
- Chapter in Review Display and Portfolio
- Chapter Service Project Display and Portfolio
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Event Management
- Fashion Construction
- Fashion Design
- Focus on Children
- Food Innovations
- Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
- Interior Design
- Interpersonal Communications
- Job Interview
- National Programs in Action
- Nutrition & Wellness
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Professional Presentation
- Promote and Publicize FCCLA
- Public Policy Advocate
- Repurpose and Redesign
- Say Yes to FCS Education
- Sports Nutrition
- Sustainability Challenge
- Teach and Train
- Teaching Strategies
Online STAR Events
National FCCLA offers three online STAR Events focused on integrating Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) content through digital delivery. The following events have an online preliminary round of competition at the national level.
Chapter advisers must register member entries by February 1 in the FCCLA portal under the “Meetings & Events” tab to compete in the preliminary competition round. During registration, active project URLs must be provided and all projects must be ready for evaluation at that time. It is the chapter’s responsibility to ensure that all project content is public and/or available to anyone with the link.
The top 15 entries in each event and level will qualify to compete at the National Leadership Conference.
Online STAR Events
- FCCLA Chapter Website
- Digital Stories for Change
- Instructional Video Design
- Red Talks on Education
Missouri STAR Events
Missouri FCCLA offers two STAR Events that are only eligible for Missouri competition. Participants in these STAR Events cannot advance to the national STAR Events competition at National Leadership Conference.
FCCLA Knowledges recognizes participants who are interested in learning about the history and current operations of the organization through completion of a written knowledge exam. Preparation information can be found in the Missouri FCCLA Member Handbook, Missouri Study Guide for Regional and State Officers, basic parliamentary procedure, and other official publications of Missouri FCCLA and national FCCLA associations, including the Missouri FCCLA and National FCCLA website.
Individual – Levels 1/2/3
Toward New Horizons
Toward New Horizons recognizes participants’ ability to create a poster reflecting the importance of FCCLA and/or Family and Consumer Sciences Education to their personal growth and leadership development. To be eligible, participants must be classified under the provisions of Public Law 105-17, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1997. Entries are submitted directly to the state adviser for state-level competition only.
Regional STAR Events Registration
Links for Regional STAR Event Registration can be found on Engage > Regional Information.