Congratulations to the following Shelby County High School students for their hard work and dedication to their FCCLA STAR event competitions: Abby Bevard, Emma Connell, Dakota Feneck, Denisen Justice, Hannah Livingston, Gena Kennamer, Hannah Moore, and Kensley Wesley. These students along with other FCCLA members participated in the first ever virtual ALAFCCLA State Leadership Conference on March 11, 2021 in the SCHS Auditorium.
According to FCCLA advisor, Alana Ray, students gained leadership skills through motivated guest speakers and involvement in breakout sessions at the event.
“This event inspired momentum in students during a very difficult school year,” Ray said. “I am so proud of them, especially for their ability to be flexible and stay committed.”
“Students Taking Action with Recognition” (STAR) Events are Competitive Events in which members compete at the state and national level and are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. SCHS FCCLA students began working on their competitive events in November 2020 and completed them in February 2021. They had to present their event virtually via Zoom or a recorded video.
At the close of the event, awards were presented to the STAR event competitors. Hannah Moore and Denisen Justice competed in the “Job Interview” STAR event. Moore earned a bronze medal and Justice earned a silver medal. Abby Bevard and Dakota Feneck competed in “Event Planning” earning a silver medal. Gena Kennamer competed in the “Leadership” event earning a bronze medal. Hannah Livingston and Emma Connell competed in “Food Innovations” earning a silver medal. Kensley Wesley competed in “Sports Nutrition” earning a silver medal. Denisen Justice and Gena Kennamer placed first in the state and both qualified to compete at the national level in Nashville, Tennessee in June 2021.