P.O. Box 367 | Mermentau, LA 70556

(337) 581-3514 [email protected]

Competitive Events

STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which 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 while promoting the core of our mission. Each event is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

If you have any questions or would like to request more information, please contact Alicia Pennywell, STAR Events Coordinator, at [email protected]

The following competitive events will be offered for the upcoming academic year:

  • Applied Math for Culinary Management
  • Career Investigation
  • Chapter Review Display/Portfolio
  • Chapter Service Project Display/Portfolio
  • Culinary Arts (2019 Menu)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Ambassador
  • Fashion Design
  • Focus on Children
  • Food Innovations
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
  • Illustrated Talk
  • Interior Design
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Life Event Planning
  • National Programs in Action
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Promote and Publicize! FCCLA
  • Recycle and Redesign

Family and Consumer Sciences Skills Tests

This following tests will be offered for the upcoming academic year:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fashion Design
  • Hospitality
  • Interior Design
  • Culinary Arts
  • Teaching as a Profession
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Etiquette
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Consumer Services

In an effort to align ourselves with both the national and neighboring state associations, study guides for skills test will not be provided. These exams are based off of Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum and should be general knowledge retained from instructional time.

STAR Event Policies

General Policies for Both Regional and State Competition:

  • Participants must affiliate by November 1st of the current school year to be eligible for participation in regional practice events and run for state office.  Second semester participants must affiliate by January 23rd of the current school year to be eligible for state competition.
  • Participants MUST use the current National FCCLA STAR Events Manual for event guidelines. The FCCLA STAR Events Manual is available only in an online version on the national website. Also remember to consult the state (www.lafcclainc.org) and national (www.fcclainc.org) websites for guideline revisions.
  • All events will follow current National FCCLA STAR Events guidelines within the manual.
  • STAR EVENTS RULES CLARIFICATIONS:  See the current National STAR Events Manual.
  • Clarification of the term “Chapter”: Each affiliated chapter may enter one individual or team per event per category.  For example:

Scenario 1

XYZ High School FCCLA could enter up to three teams or individuals for Illustrated Talk if they had a participant that qualified to compete in each category; Junior, Senior and Occupational.  Students may only enter events at the occupational level if they are affiliated as occupational members.  To be classified as an occupational member, the student must be enrolled in an occupational course, including but not limited to: ProStart or Early Childhood Education.

Scenario 2

There are two teachers, Jane and Sally, at XYZ High School.  They affiliate one chapter called, XYZ High School FCCLA, and list Jane as the adviser and Sally as the co-advisor. Although there are two teachers at this school, they may enter ONE individual or team per event per category because they only have ONE CHAPTER.

Scenario 3

There are two teachers, Mary and Susan, at XYZ High School.  Mary and Susan affiliate their chapters separately naming one XYZ High School FCCLA and the other XYZ Career Zone FCCLA.  They complete two separate affiliation forms, rosters and submit two different checks.  They may each enter one individual or team per event per category because they are separate chapters.  There would be two entries per category per event from the SCHOOL, but still only one per chapter.

  • Regional Practice and Feedback Event
    • See the above listing for the STAR Events that may take part in the regional level before state competition (for practice and feedback only), if the region chooses to hold a practice session.
    • Each region will decide on whether or not to hold their own regional practice and feedback session.
    • Any cost of regional STAR Events practice registration for judges, etc. will be determined by the respective region.
    • There will be no medals or awards given regarding placement as there will be no competition at this event.  Score sheets will not be used or kept for regional records but will be given only to the school’s adviser for feedback purposes only.
  • State Competition:
    • The cost of State STAR Events competition will be $15.00 per contestant for each event with the exception of Culinary Arts.  The cost of State Culinary Arts competition will be $25 per team.
    • Chapters are required to submit ONE volunteer for every FIVE students registered to compete in STAR Events.
    • All issues relating to State STAR Events competitions should be reported to the STAR Events Coordinator or State Director.  Any chapter member, adviser or chaperone that directly questions a room consultant or evaluator may cause their team or teams to be disqualified.
    • In state competitions where no gold medal is awarded OR the gold medal winner chooses not to compete at the national level, the top silver medal winner will be given the opportunity to represent Louisiana in national competitions.  In the situation that no gold medal is awarded, the silver medal winner will not be announced as “representing Louisiana at national competitions” during the awards session. A special meeting will be held following the awards session, with advisers of these competitors ONLY, to apprise them of the opportunity.
    • The decision is final except in the case that there is more than a 10 point spread between judges’ scores. There are three judges for every event.