FCCLA STAR Held at Exeter-Milligan
By Mary Lou Vossler, E-M FCS Instructor and FCCLA Advisor
The EMHS FCCLA Chapter hosted District #4 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competitive Events Competition on Feb. 4th. FCCLA STAR participants were from Exeter-Milligan, Sutton, Cross County, Fillmore Central, Doniphan-Trumbull, and Bruning-Davenport. FCCLA STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities: cooperation-teams work to accomplish specific goals, individualized-an individual member works alone to accomplish goals and competitive-individual or team performance is measured by an established set of criteria. STAR Events promotes the FCCLA Mission to focus on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader. Each event is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Exeter-Milligan was represented by Caitlin Murphy. Caitlin's FCCLA STAR Leadership project, titled "Learning to Lead". Leadership is an individual event, recognizes participants who actively evaluate and grow in their leadership potential. Caitlin investigated her leadership ability, assessed her leadership and employability skills. She developed and implemented a plan to further her leadership development by setting SMART goals and conducting activities at the monthly FCCLA Chapter meeting. She showcased all of this in her portfolio and oral presentation. Caitlin was awarded a Gold Medal and will represent Exeter-Milligan and District #4 at State Leadership Conference in Lincoln on April 7-9.