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STAR EVENTS FAQ

What is the deadline for making STAR Events substitutions?
As per CEAT recommendation and Board of Directors approval, substitutions for STAR Events will be accepted until noon of the Thursday preceding the State Leadership Conference; as long as eligibility requirements are met, membership verification is submitted, and the chapter is registered for the event. In the event of an emergency situation, and documentation on school letterhead, signed by a school administrator, substitutions may be accepted beyond that date. This decision is at the discretion of the STAR Events Coordinator and the State Facilitator and decisions are final.

What should students do if they have other responsibilities at SLC that conflict with the STAR Events schedule?
The STAR Events schedule takes precedence over all other responsibilities and meetings. Any student who is running for state office should make arrangements (in advance) with the STAR Events Coordinator to avoid conflicts.

May students change to a different event after registration is submitted?
Refer to the guidelines for STAR Events substitutions. Chapter members must meet the registration deadline for STAR events and can only change into an event that the chapter was registered for by the deadline. 

When will Lead Consultants meet to organize the events?
Lead Consultants should check the State Leadership Conference schedule to confirm the time for the Lead Consultant Meeting. 

When and where should Adult and Student Room Consultants report to volunteer?

Both Adults and Students are critical to the success of STAR Events.  Adult and Student Room Consultants should check the State Leadership Conference schedule to confirm the time for the Room Consultant Meeting.  During the meeting, specific instructions for these volunteers will be given.  It is imperative that advisers review the expectations with their school's volunteers and assure the students understand where and when to report on the second day of the State Leadership Conference.  For more information locate the STAR Events Coordinator at the STAR Events headquarters at the State Leadership Conference.

When should student STAR Events participants turn in required materials ?
STAR Events participants should bring all required materials to their specific event location at the designated time. 

What is the FCCLA national region for Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is in the North Atlantic Region. This is the name that should be used on any event requiring listing of national region.

How is the PA FCCLA National Team selected?
The PA National Team is selected by state-established procedures. Chapter members/teams earning the highest score/second highest score in their STAR Event Category may be selected for the National team (Culinary is the exception with only one team named to National Team.)  After a review of the 2014 STAR Events results, the CEAT Team presented a motion that was passed at the July 23, 2014 PA FCCLA Board of Directors Meeting. "Regarding PA FCCLA STAR Events National Team selection, chapter members/teams must earn a minimum score of 75 points to be named to represent PA FCCLA on the national team." 

What is the definition of STAR Events "category"?
        Categories are junior, senior, and occupational.
             Junior is grades 5 through 9
             Senior is grades 10 through 12
             Occupational is for students enrolled in an approved occupational program which can be in a comprehensive high school or in a career and technical center.

What is the definition of "team"?
A team is composed of one, two or three members (except Parliamentary Procedure with four to eight team members). If an event has all three categories (junior, senior, occupational), a team composed of both junior (through grade 9) and senior (grades 9 - 12) comprehensive or occupational members must enter the senior category. Team events with only two categories (senior and occupational) may not include members in grade 9. Other information on the definition of a team can be found of page 61 of the Competitive Events Manual. 

If you have questions or concerns about STAR Events and cannot find the answer on this page, please contact: jlamb@pafccla.org 

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