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BCHS Students Compete in Regional FCCLA STAR Events Competition

Members of the Butler County High School Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently competed in the Region 4 STAR Events competition. 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 career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities:

Cooperative - teams 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.

1st Place Display by Ashley Bell, Mahkala Burden, Austin VonAxelson
The 45 students representing Butler County competeted in various events ranging from entrepreneurship to focus on children to parliamentary procedure. Individuals or teams that finished in first place in any event advances to the state competition in March. All 45 Butler County students placed in the event they competed in and 27 students placed in 10 different events.

Mrs. Kimberlea Embry, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA sponsor, said, "I am so proud of our students! They really did an amazing job! Students planned and implemented projects that impacted our school and community. Many students have been working on these events since school began."

Brittany Barks, Clay Embry, and Madison Embry's 1st Place Display
Member Caitlyn Ford, president of the senior parliamentary procedure team, says, "We are excited to go to state and show them what Butler County is made of. We put a lot of hard work and determination into this and just cannot wait to see what happens!"

Congratulations to the FCCLA members who competed in regional STAR Events as well as the 27 students who will go on to State FCCLA competition in March. Listed below are the FCCLA students who placed in the Region 4 STAR Events Competition.

2012 FCCLA STAR Events Region 4 Competition
Chapter Service Project Manual, Senior—2nd Place
Tessa Dalton
Logan Lawrence
Rachel Rose

Chapter Showcase Display, Senior—1st Place
Brittany Barks
Clay Embry
Madison Embry

Early Childhood, Occupational—1st Place
Taylor Renfrow

Entrepreneurship, Junior—2nd Place
Payton Howard
Lennon Johnson
Alexis Keown

Environmental Ambassador, Junior—1st Place
Kylee Meza
Hannah Renfrow

Focus on Children, Junior—1st Place
Bailey Hunt
Rachel Johnson
Allison Kurfiss

Focus on Children, Senior—2nd Place
Chelsea Dockery
Laura Hunt
Maddy Roche

Illustrated Talk, Junior—2nd Place
Whitney Jenkins
Abby Mencl

Illustrated Talk, Senior—1st Place
Ashley Bell
Mahkala Burden
Austin VonAxelson

Interpersonal Communication, Senior—1st Place
Sydney Crawford
Mary Johnson
Emily Pace

Nutrition & Wellness, Senior—1st Place
Sierra Fields

Parliamentary Procedure, Junior—2nd Place
Kortney Barbier
Callie Dockery
Matthew Embry
Sarah Johnson
Jacob Mudd
Kassie Phelps
Molly Sanders

Parliamentary Procedure, Senior—1st Place
Laura Baseheart
Becca Daugherty
Caitlyn Ford
Whitley Grubb
Jailyn Oaks
Allie Romans
Hallie Jo Waddle
Ashlenn White

Promote & Publicize FCCLA, Senior—1st Place
Brittany Bingham
Cassie Bratcher

Teach & Train, Senior—1st Place
Audrey Porter



Congrats to all the FCCLA students. Great job!!!
Congratulations to all the FCCLA students and special thanks to Mrs.Embry for her dedication to our kids!!
The future of our community! Way to go FCCLA!

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