Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (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. FCCLA has 200,000 members and more than 5,500 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
FCCLA offers 33 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These events, which include Early Childhood Education, Job Interview, and Illustrated Talk, among others, represent college and career readiness skills taught in a Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Members compete at the District, Regional, State and National level.
Kiamichi Technology Center, Durant Campus, had five students compete in the FCCLA State STAR Event Contest this year and all five placed. Dakota Brooke Watkins placed 1st in Occupational Career Investigation which qualified her to attend the National STAR Events in Nashville, Tennessee, July 2-7, 2017. She will join over 4000 STAR Event participants who will compete in the National STAR Event competition. Also placing at the state level were the following students: Debra Jean Ann Graham,1st in Occupational Teach & Train; Dalton Woodrum,1st in WR Job Interview; Isabel Briceno, 2nd in Children’s Literature; and Natalie Knox, 3rd in Occupational Recycle & Redesign.
Submitted by KTC.