Cassville FCCLA members take multiple awards at STAR Events

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The Cassville FCCLA group (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), is an organization that helps youth in schools with family bonds, careers, and promotes participation in the community. Several Cassville High School students from the group recently won multiple awards at the organization’s regional STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition Events). Students can select from many different events they may have a personal interest in, each with its own focus. For instance, Sports Nutrition category focuses on athlete performance and eating well, and Recycle and Redesign focuses on creating a new clothing piece of out recycled goods. In each event, students must identify concerns in that area, set a goal, form a plan, and take action. Pictured are FCCLA students, from left: Dalia Phelps, Mary Hayse and Hayley Nape, who received Gold in Focus on Children Senior. They will be advancing on to state competition. In their project, titled, ‘Use Your Manners, Please,’ they developed and taught a lesson on the importance of manners to first-grade students. Contributed photo

The Cassville FCCLA group (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), is an organization that helps youth in schools with family bonds, careers, and promotes participation in the community.

Cassville FCCLA students Willow Linton and Michaela Harvey received a Gold medal in National Programs in Action Junior at a regional STAR event. They will be advancing on to state competition. In their project, titled, ‘The Hunger Project,’ they worked to raise awareness of hunger in our community and collected food items to be donated. Contributed photo
Cassville FCCLA student Britney Nowak received a Gold in Teach and Train Senior at a regional STAR event. She will be advancing to state competition. Nowak’s project involved researching the teaching career, planning and implementing a lesson in her Teach and Train practicum class and job shadowing an elementary school teacher. Contributed photo
Cassville FCCLA student Laura Stringer received a Gold in Career Investigation Senior and a Silver in FCCLA Knowledge at a regional STAR event. She will be advancing on to state competition. For her project, Stringer investigated the speech pathology career, conducted extensive research and participated in a job shadowing experience. Contributed photo
Cassville FCCLA student Robert Elliott received a Gold in Sports Nutrition Senior at a regional STAR event. He is advancing to state competition. Elliott developed a nutrition and hydration plan, and workout regiment designed to meet the goals and needs of athlete training for a power lifting competition. Contributed photo
Cassville FCCLA student Lily Love received a Gold in Recycle and Redesign Junior at a regional STAR event. She is advancing on to state competition. Love created a new dress made completely from recycled paper. Contributed photo
Lisa Lambel and Savannah Lawrence received a Silver medal in Focus on Children Senior at a regional STAR event. Their project was titled, ‘Heroes Against Bullying,’ and they developed and taught a lesson on recognizing and reporting bullying to second-grade students. Contributed photo
Zac Acheson, Jordyn Stafford, and Olivia Holman received a Silver medal in Environmental Ambassador Junior at a regional STAR event. They started a recycling program for cans within Cassville Middle School. Contributed photo
Josie Guevara and Lexi Davidson received a Silver in Illustrated Talk Junior at a regional STAR event. Their illustrated talk centered around educating others about Autism. Contributed photo
Morgan Strode and Lindsey Wells received a Silver in Focus on Children Junior at a regional STAR event. For their project, they developed and taught a lesson on the importance of good hygiene to first-grade students. Contributed photo
Morgan Strode and Lindsey Wells received a Silver in Focus on Children Junior at a regional STAR event. For their project, they developed and taught a lesson on the importance of good hygiene to first-grade students. Contributed photo
Hope Boston received a Silver in Teach and Train Senior at a regional STAR event. Her project involved researching the teaching career, planning and implementing a lesson in her Teach and Train practicum class and job shadowing an elementary school teacher. Contributed photo
Samantha Ellisreceived a Bronze in Illustrated Talk Junior at a regional STAR event. Ellis created an illustrated talk on pancreatic cancer, its effects and how to help those battling it. Contributed photo
Samantha Ellisreceived a Bronze in Illustrated Talk Junior at a regional STAR event. Ellis created an illustrated talk on pancreatic cancer, its effects and how to help those battling it. Contributed photo
Addyson Brophy and Kya Kraft received a Bronze in Illustrated Talk Senior at a regional STAR event. These ladies interviewed veterans from our community, and created a speech sharing their stories and ways to help veterans and military families. They presented their project to several middle and high school students before taking it to competition. Contributed photo