FCCLA Star projects

Basic Star events knowledge

FCCLA truly is the "ultimate leadership experience."  In FCCLA, you learn how to express yourself by interpersonal communication and group involvement.  One great way to utilize these wonderful talents (thanks to FCCLA!) is by competing in FCCLA STAR Events.

STAR Events stands for "Students Taking Action with Recognition."  These are events in which students create projects in order to get recognition for their hard work either individually or in group involvement through FCCLA.  

STAR Events offer participants different skills through their involvement in the various STAR Events.  These events help individuals learn through:

  • cooperative – teams work to accomplish specific goals
  • individualized – an individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals
  • competitive – individual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria

New Online star events

In FCCLA online STAR Event participants compete through two different levels:

Level 1: Participants share their digital project(s) for evaluation.  

Level 2: In this level only the top 20 scores on the projects are invited to present their digital project(s) + an oral presentation at the National FCCLA level.  

Various star event categories...

There are roughly 27 regular STAR Event categories and there are roughly 4 online STAR Event categories.  

Career investigation

Description:  Career Investigation is an individual event in which participants will be recognized for their ability to assess themselves, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving their goals, and describe the relationship of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework to their chosen career.  

Culinary Arts

Description: Culinary Arts is a team event in which participants are recognized with their enrollment in occupational culinary arts/food training programs and 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 education

Description:  Early Childhood Education is an individual event in which participants are recognized for demonstrating their ability to use their knowledge and skills gained from their enrollment in an occupational early childhood program.

Fashion construction

Description:  Fashion Construction is an individual event in which participants are recognized for applying the fashion construction skills that they learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to create a display using samples of their skills.

fashion design

Description:  Fashion Design is an individual event in which participants are recognized for applying the fashion design skills that they learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design and market clothing styles.

Focus on children

Description:   Focus on Children is an individual or team event in which participants are recognized for utilizing their Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and conduct a child development project that has a positive impact on children and the community.

Interior design

Description:  Interior Design is an individual or team event in which participants are recognized for applying the interior design skills that they learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to design interiors that meet the living space needs of clients.

Teach and train

Description:  Teach and Train is an individual event in which participants are recognized for their exploration of the education and training fields through research and hands-on experience.

Sports Nutrition

Description: Sports Nutrition is an individual or team event in which participants are recognized for using their Family and Consumer Sciences skills to plan and develop an individualized nutritional plan to meet the needs of a competitive student athlete who participates in a specific sport.

Nutrition and Wellness

Description: Nutrition and Wellness is an individual event in which participants are recognized for tracking food intake and physical activity, for themselves, their family, or a community group and determine goals and strategies for improving their overall health.

Other star events:

Above were 10 of the possible 27 Star Events (excluding online STAR Events).  The other events include:

  • Applied Math for Culinary Inspiration
  • Chapter in Review (Display and Portfolio)
  • Chapter Service Project (Display and Portfolio)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Ambassador
  • Food Innovations
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Illustrated Talk
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Job Interview
  • Leadership
  • Life Event Planning
  • National Programs in Action
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Promote and Publicize FCCLA!
  • Recycle and Redesign

Online star events

There are roughly 4 online STAR events in which people may compete.  

fcclA chapter Website

Description: FCCLA Chapter Website is an individual or team event in which participants are recognized for using 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

Description: Digital Stories for Change is an individual or team event in which participants are recognized for demonstrating 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.

No kid hungry National outreach project

Description: No Kid Hungry National Outreach Project is a team event in which chapters that participate in the "No Kid Hungry" Share our Strength Outreach Project are recognized.  Participants will use Family and Consumer Sciences content and skills to address ending childhood hunger through service learning, education/awareness, and fundraising.

Virtual Poster

Description: Virtual Poster is an individual event in which participants are recognized for demonstrating their knowledge, skills, and ability to publish a virtual, interactive digital poster using Glogster EDU (edu.glogster.com) or other interactive poster site. The virtual poster will address an issue related to the national FCCLA program, STOP the Violence (Students Taking on Prevention).

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