Shining STARS (FCCLA) 

By: Kris Dillon

     FCCLA, short for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, is a career and technical student organization that aims to help youth in public and private schools with family bonds, careers, and participation in the community. This organization is offered at the vocational school in Lexington, where students from RHS attend. Every year, they participate in what is known as STAR events, in which they each choose from a set of categories to compete. Examples would be: Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Life Event Planning, National Programs In Action, Nutrition and Wellness Event. There, they visit the University of Central Missouri, and show off their project to experts in that field. The winners receive a bronze, silver, or gold star on their project.

     This year, Zaylynn Battagler (12) received a gold star, Sierra Seller (12) received a silver star, Destiney Richardson (11) received a bronze star, and Lindsay Chowning (10) received a bronze star all in the Childhood Education category. Zaylynn will be going to state in the spring to compete again in hopes of advancing to Nationals in Kentucky. This is Zaylynn’s 2nd year going to state, and she is very excited to attend this year, saying, “I worked very hard on my star event this year, and I knew I had it in the bag.” Good job to all of those who participated and good luck to Zaylynn as she advances!

Zaylynn (right) and Lexington Senior Lexi (left) with their stars.

Posted by scomegys On 06 February, 2018 at 8:59 AM