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January 3, 2013

Okay FCCLA students participate in district STAR events

Okay Schools Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in the 2012 Northeast Two District STAR — Students Taking Action with Recognition — events.

Twelve Okay students participated in the competition. There are more than 20 schools in the Northeast Two FCCLA District.

Seniors Bristen Graves and Alyssa Moore, and Junior Matthew Coughran earned first place in the Senior Life Planning event.  Eighth-graders Blake Judkins and Courtnie Reynolds took first place in the Junior Life Planning event. Sophomores Destrie Lawrence, Kayla Walker and Mariah Whiteday earned first place in the Senior Illustrated Talk event. Eighth-graders Alexandria White, Keyaira Clark and Alyssa Lapham received first place in the Junior Illustrated Talk event. Kaden McMahan participated in the Junior Creed Speaking event, receiving a Silver ranking.

Junior and Senior Life Planning, Junior and Senior Illustrated Talk, and Junior Creed Speaking are three of 25 STAR events available to FCCLA students. First place certificates and ribbons were presented at the closing of each event at Fort Gibson First Christian Church on Dec. 4.  First place Okay students will advance to the regional competition Feb. 5 at the same location.

The Life Planning event is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply skills learned in family and consumer sciences courses to manage the costs of an event. The Illustrated Talk event is individual or team event that recognizes participants who make an oral presentation about issues concerning family and consumer sciences and/or related occupations. Participants use visuals to illustrate the presentation. The Creed Speaking and Interpretation event is an individual event designed to allow first-year members to demonstrate the ability to recite the creed and interpret the meaning of the creed. This event provides the opportunity to gain self-confidence in public speaking.

FCCLA’s STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner. Youth and adults work together as managers of the events and evaluators of the participants.

“Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration and much more,” said Kathy Dunham, Okay FCCLA adviser.

Information: Kathy Dunham, kdunham@okayschool.k12.ok.us or call (918) 682-0371, Ext. 248.

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