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STAR Events Updates

Staying Current with Competitive Events 

It is essential that Advisers and Chapter Members reference the most recently updated National FCCLA Competitive Events Guide to address questions and issues. 

1.  The Competitive Events Guide can be found in your chapter affiliation portal under the resources tab.  If you have trouble finding it, contact the state facilitator.

2.  Yearly information is posted on specific STAR Events.  Participants need to check these resources on the national website.

3.  If you have questions or concerns about STAR Events, please contact: 

Attention STAR Events Participants
The STAR Events Project Summary Form must be included with all national STAR Events.  PA State STAR Events do not require the Project Summary Form.  Open the STAR Events Project Summary Form from the national STAR Events resource page, click here. Your project information may be used by FCCLA in communication with potential partners, FCCLA publications, and general use by FCCLA national headquarters, but personal information will not be included.  Don't forget to print the proof of submission page at the end of the survey

Important Updates for Pennsylvania:
Updates for the 2017-18 year will be posted as they become available.

2018 Culinary Arts and PA Baking Skills Equipment lists are attached below.  (posted 2/26/18)

2018 Culinary Arts Updates  (posted 12/8/17)
The 2018 Culinary Arts Menus are posted on the national website.  In case nationals updates the menus, check this site often starting on the STAR Events Resource page and then click on the culinary menus.    
The PA Culinary Arts competition will use the recipes, as written, on the national website. The PA Culinary state competition menu will be one of the national menus or a combination of recipes from the national menus. The PA Culinary Arts Event will include: salad, entree, two sides, and dessert.
Note: - In the caramel sauce recipe, the instructions refer to the addition of butter with the orange juice. This should be 1 tablespoon of butter. It is not included in the list of ingredients.

2018 PA Baking Skills Updates  (posted 12/8/17)
PA Baking Skills practice recipes are attached below.  There are four recipes included in the practice document. Two or more competition recipes will be selected from the practice recipe packet.

2018 Pastry Arts Cake Decorating Updates  (Posted 3/8/18)
Participants should bring a 10”x3” styrofoam cake form NOT a 2-layer cake.

2018 Pastry Arts Cake Decorating Updates  (posted 12/8/17) 
The 2018 cake order will have a safari theme to go along with the location of State Conference.  The specific cake order will be presented to the participants at the beginning of the competition.  Participants can begin practicing decorations related to a safari theme prior to the conference. These may include jungle animals, vines, large leaves, etc.  Practice ideas can be found online.  Google “cake decorating safari themes”.

2018 Menu Planning Event Themes  (posted 10/2/17)
Junior - Life is Cool at the Pool - plan a lunch meal for two with a poolside theme to be served at home
Senior - Life on the Farm - plan a dinner meal for two with a farm-to-table theme to be served at home
Occupational - Life is Better at the Beach - plan a dinner meal for two with a beach theme to be served at home

Please don't hesitate to contact the national office at with any questions about event criteria. 
Questions about registration or logistics at the state level should be sent to your state facilitator.

Information for STAR Events Evaluators:

Evaluation teams are composed of adults who are selected for their expertise in a specific event area. Business and Industry provide some of the evaluators. All volunteer assistants that chapters can provide are greatly appreciated. If you want to volunteer to evaluate, contact Mrs. Nadine Standley at  More information on STAR Events Evaluators can be downloaded by clicking on the files at the bottom of this page.

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Debra Yablinsky,
Feb 26, 2018, 5:02 AM
Debra Yablinsky,
Feb 26, 2018, 5:02 AM
Debra Yablinsky,
Dec 8, 2017, 9:23 AM
Nadine Standley,
Aug 22, 2012, 6:48 PM
Nadine Standley,
Aug 22, 2012, 6:48 PM