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STAR Event Descriptions

NATIONAL AND STATE STAR EVENTS

Advocacy 

An individual or team event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and ability to actively identify a local, state, or national concern, research the topic, identify a target audience and potential partnerships, form an action plan, and advocate for the issue in an effort to positively affect a policy or law.


Applied Math for Culinary Management

An individual or team event, recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to demonstrate the application of mathematical concepts in the culinary arts industry.


Career Investigation 

 An individual event - recognizes participants for their ability to perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving goals, and describe the relationship of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework to the selected career.


Chapter Service Project (Display and Portfolio) 

A team event - recognizes chapters that develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families, schools, and communities. Students must use Family and Consumer Sciences content and skills to address and take action on a community need.


Chapter in Review (Display and Portfolio) 

A team event - recognizes chapters that develop and implement a well-balanced program of work and promote FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations and skills to the community.


Culinary Arts

A team event - recognizes participants enrolled in occupational culinary arts/food service training programs for their ability to work as members of a team to produce a quality meal using industrial culinary arts/food service techniques and equipment.


Early Childhood 

An individual event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to use knowledge and skills gained from their enrollment in an occupational early childhood program.


Entrepreneurship 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who develop a plan for a small business using Family and Consumer Sciences skills and sound business practices. The business must relate to an area of Family and Consumer Sciences education or related occupations.


Environmental Ambassador

An individual or team event - recognizes participants that address environmental issues that adversely impact human health and well-being and who actively empower others to get involved.

 

Fashion Construction 

An individual event- recognizes participants who apply fashion construction skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to create a display using samples of their skills.


Fashion Design 

An individual event - recognizes participants who apply fashion design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design and market clothing styles.


Focus on Children 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and conduct a child development project that has a positive impact on children and the community.


Food Innovations

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of food product development by creating an original prototype formula, testing the product through focus groups, and developing a marketing strategy.


Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation 

An individual or team event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge of the hospitality, tourism, and recreation industries and ability to translate their knowledge into a hypothetical or real business. Project must relate to culinary, lodging, recreation, tourism, or event coordination.


Illustrated Talk

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who make an oral presentation about issues concerning Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations. Participants use visuals to illustrate content of the presentation.

 

Interior Design 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply interior design skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design interiors that meet the living space needs of clients.


Interpersonal Communications 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations skills and apply communication techniques to develop a project designed to strengthen communication.


Job Interview

An individual event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupations skills to develop a portfolio, participate in an interview, and communicate a personal understanding of job requirements.


Leadership

An individual event - recognizes participants who actively evaluate and grow in their leadership potential. Participants use the Student Leadership Challenge and supporting materials, to investigate their leadership ability and develop a mentorship relationship to further their leadership development.





Life Event Planning

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the costs of an event.


National Programs in Action

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who explain how the FCCLA Planning Process was used to implement a national program project.


Nutrition and Wellness 

An individual event - recognizes participants who track food intake and physical activity for themselves, their family, or a community group and determine goals and strategies for improving their overall health.


Parliamentary Procedure

A team event - recognizes chapters that develop a working knowledge of parliamentary law and the ability to conduct an FCCLA business meeting.


Promote and Publicize FCCLA!

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use communications skills and techniques to educate their schools and communities about FCCLA with the intention of growing chapters and strengthening FACS and FCCLA programs.


Recycle and Redesign

An individual event - recognizes participants who select a used fashion or home apparel item to recycle into a new product.

 

Sports Nutrition 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and develop an individualized nutritional plan to meet the needs of a competitive student athletic in a specific sport.


Teach and Train

An individual event - recognizes participants for their exploration of the education and training fields through research and hands-on experience. 

 

ONLINE NATIONAL STAR EVENTS


FCCLA Chapter Website 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who use a chapter website to educate, inform, and involve members and the general public about the importance of the family and consumer sciences program and the FCCLA chapter.

 

Digital Stories for Change

An individual or team event - recognizes participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities; research the topic; and develop a digital story to advocate for positive change.


PENNSYLVANIA SPECIFIC STAR EVENTS

Food and Beverage Service

An individual event - recognizes participants enrolled in occupational Culinary Arts/Food Service Training programs for their ability to demonstrate their skill in food service techniques. Participants will set and serve a table for four guests, using American Style Service in a manner that meets industry standards. 

 

Menu Planning 

An individual or team event - recognizes participants for demonstrating their ability to plan a complete theme-based menu for two (2) people. The participants will select recipes to create a menu, prepare a nutritional analysis for the meal, bring all supplies needed to create a table setting, and prepare an oral presentation describing the menu plan and set up.

 

PA Food Art

An individual event - recognizes participants for demonstrating their ability to create decorative garnishes from fruits and vegetables.

 

PA Knife Skills 

An individual event - showcases the best of participant’s knife skills. Participants will produce a required number of uniform food samples demonstrating the use of proper knife skills. Each required knife cut must meet industry standards. The participant must demonstrate the use of proper safety and sanitation procedures.

 

PA Baking Skills and Techniques

PA Baking Skills and Techniques, an individual event, recognizes participants for their ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of following recipes, use of ingredients, and use of skills and techniques in the selection and use of equipment in the preparation of pastry and bakery related products. Participants must demonstrate quality acceptable by commercial baking establishments.


Pastry Arts Cake Decorating

An individual event - recognizes participants enrolled in occupational Culinary Arts/Food Service Training programs for their ability to demonstrate their skill to produce decorated cakes using industrial pastry art techniques and equipment. Participants must prepare and present to the evaluators a sample board and a fully decorated 10 inch foam cake form of quality accepted by commercial cake decorating establishments. 

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