Monday, June 18, 2018
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Two Brady FCCLA projects win top honors

Students qualify for state contest.

Four Brady High School students have qualified to compete in the state Family Career and Community Leaders of America STAR contest in April.

STAR is Students Taking Action with Recognition and involves competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and career preparation.

Both Brady STAR projects that competed at the district contest on Jan. 20 in Thedford were among the best, according to Brady FCCLA advisor Patty Cordell.

Kyle Pohlman, Jeff Simants, and Tyler Egenberger combined for a chapter service project called “Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge.”

The trio earned a gold medal to qualify for the state contest.

They will host a dodgeball tournament on Saturday to raise money for chronic myelogenous leukemia research, donating their earnings to the University of Nebraska Medical Center leukemia team.

Taina Taullie’s project called “Exploring Music as a Career Choice” earned her a silver medal and a chance to compete at state in the teach and train category.

Taullie researched what it would be like to be an elementary music teacher. She was required to present a portfolio showing the steps she took to explore the career as well as creating and presenting lessons to the elementary students.

Both Brady projects will be entered in the state FCCLA STAR competition April 12-13 in Lincoln.