Five students from Guthrie High School competed in various events at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Star Events.
FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Hunter Smith, a freshman, competed in New Member FACTS test, receiving second in the district.
Katelyn Hanthorn, freshman, competed in Repurpose and Redesign, receiving 2nd in the district. Bella Benham, a freshman, competed in Creed Speaking receiving Gold and first in the District.
Flor Martinez, a senior, placed second overall in the state in the category of Child Care Assistant.
Eva Merling, a senior, placed third overall in the state in the category of Job Interview.
STAR Events are Competitive Events in which members are recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events allow student to compete individually or as a team. There are more than 30 STAR Events students can choose to compete in, all 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.
Both youth and adults work together in managing the events and serving as evaluators of the participants. STAR Events aim to support student development of knowledge and skills by enhancing the classroom experience and Career Pathway initiatives by equipping students with employable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century.