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FCCLA– Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life and careers through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. There are over 2,800 members in 100 Utah chapters.


On March 21-22, 2012, FCCLA members from across the state met at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah to compete at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference and Competition. Throughout the year FCCLA members prepared for STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events.

Mariah Holiday, Rybecca Yellowman, Logan Cly, Monument Valley High School, 1st place winners in the Chapter Service Display competition.

STAR Events are competitive events in which FCCLA 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:

  1. Cooperative — teams work to accomplish specific goals
  2. Individualized — members work alone to accomplish specific goals
  3. Competitive — individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria.

From to interior design to food innovations to recycle and redesign students wowed the judges in every STAR Event category. 

Left: JoDee Black, FACS teacher. Middle: Chelsy Hansen, North Sanpete High School, 1st place winner in the Interior Design competition. Right: Auralee Brooks, FACS teacher.

STAR Events Conference Winners: 2012 State STAR Events Medal Listing

Winners from these events advance to the National FCCLA Competition on July 8-12, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

We want to hear about the FCCLA conference, your skill competition and what your FCCLA chapter has planned for the rest of the school year. Send your stories to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

A dress made out of pages from the Harry Potter books. Left: Maegan Tingey, Bountiful High School, state participant in the Recycle and Redesign competition. Right: Marilyn Armstrong, FACS teacher.

If you are not a member of a FCCLA and would like to become a member, talk to your school counselor to get connected with the FCCLA advisor in your school.

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