Hemingford, Nebraska -   Three students from   Chadron High School recently participated in the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America District 12 STAR Event Competition. This annual event was held at St. Bridget’s Catholic Parish Center and featured over 35 competitors from the area. 

One Competitive Event available to FCCLA members is STAR Events: Students Taking Action with Recognition. STAR Events recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through cooperative, individualized, and competitive activities. District 12  hosted 15 events during the conference. 

Students are evaluated by judges using a rubric system and have the opportunity to earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating. The top two finishers in each event level, who earn a Silver or Gold rating, qualify to compete at the state competition, which will be hosted as part of the State Leadership Conference. Students from the    Chadron  received the following ratings in their respective categories: 

Morgan Schommer, Chapter Service Project (portfolio), Level 2, Silver Medal, State Qualifier

Kenzie Pourier, Teach and Train Project (portfolio), Level 2, Silver Medal, State Qualifier

Hallie Chipperfield, Repurpose and Redesign, Level 3, Silver Medal

Sophia Olademeji, Chapter Website, Level 3, State Project

Kenzie Pourier was elected as the District 12 Vice President for the 2022-23 school year

This is Chadron FCCLA’s first competition at the district level. The FCCLA chapter was started in the Fall of 2020.  State competition will be in Lincoln in early April. 


FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.  Nebraska FCCLA has more than 2,500 members in 100 chapters across the state.  For more information about FCCLA, please visit www.nebraskafccla.org. 

Mr. Mack