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FCCLA members earn silver at state

LINCOLN—Three projects, three silver medals.

Two individual and one group from Brady High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America finished second during the 2011 state leadership conference and STAR competition in Lincoln April 3-5.

STAR—Students Taking Action for Recognition—is the competitive side of FCCLA.

STAR projects cover a broad range of topics and students compete in several divisions.

Senior Taina Taullie presented a “Career Investigation” project in the senior division. She researched becoming a music composer.

This division recognizes participants for their ability to perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving those goals and describe the relationship of family and consumer science course work to the selected career.

Freshman Donnie Trisdale presented a similar project in the junior division of “Teach and Train.”

Trisdale explored teaching elementary school as a possible career as well as giving a lesson to fourth graders on Native Americans.

“Teach and Train” recognizes participants for their exploration of the education and training fields through research and hands-on experience.

Kristen Boden, Lexi Franzen and Valerie Most combined for a chapter service project outlining the dangers of texting while driving.

They used fellow student Erin Smith and her auto accident as their focus.

The girls raised money to help defer some of Smith’s medical costs associated with her accident.

The chapter service project involves a display and manual.

It recognizes chapters that develop and implement an in-depth service project that makes a worthwhile contribution to families schools and communities.

Students must use family and consumer science content and skills to address and take action on a community need.

In addition to the three silver-medal projects, junior FCCLA member Justin Parker ran for a position as

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