Goessel qualifes two FCCLA events for national competition

The Goessel High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America qualified two of its STAR Events teams for national competition by earning gold medals during the 65th annual State Leader?ship Con?ference April 4-5 in Wichita.

Five Goessel students participated in the competitive side of FCCLA known as STAR Events. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.

The students presented their projects to a panel of three judges comprised of an FCCLA adviser, a community member and a high school student.

Goessel had five state STAR Event qualifiers this year: Ken?dra Flaming and Tori O?Brien, gold for Chapter Showcase Manual; Tia Goertzen and Alex Hiebert, top gold, Focus on Children; and Karen Wu, silver, for Fashion Design.

By earn the gold award at state, Flaming and O?Brien and Goertzen and Hiebert will represent Kansas at the National Leadership Conference in July at Anaheim, Calif., and will compete with students from across the country.

The project by Flaming and O?Brien consisted of putting together a scrapbook of everything the Goessel FCCLA chapter did this year, according to adviser Gina Bergin.

The girls then wrote and memorized a 15-minute speech to describe their book to the judges. Their theme was, ?Hit the Road with FCCLA.?

Goertzen and Hiebert?s project consisted of a week of teaching nutrition to the kindergarten students at Goessel Elementary School, using a safari theme. They created a presentation board and wrote and memorized a 10-minute speech.

The public is invited to view these projects along with other FCCLA and Family & Consumer Science projects from 6:30 and 7 p.m. Friday April 15 in the FACS Room at the high school.

To help support the students? trip to California, a Community Carnival Fundraiser is planned for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 in the teacher parking lot at GHS. Games, food and a ?Tank a Teacher? dunk tank will highlight the event.

Fourteen members of the Goessel chapter attended the state conference.

Goessel received the ?Stellar Membership? Award for in?creasing chapter membership as well as a National Outreach Program silver placing for raising money to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

In addition to her STAR achievment, Goertzen represented Goessel on stage as a new district officer.

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