FCCLA District D STAR Events
The Washington County FCCLA Chapter participated in District D STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Rock Creek HS.
Illustrated Talk: Kylie Mintzmyer, Lauren Simmons and Haven Johnson conducted a project to benefit the kindergarten through 3rd grade students at Washington County grade school. Their project, Read to Feed in USD 108, challenged fifth and sixth graders to read books with each book being worth a food item to be donated to the K-3 elementary students receiving Heartland Shares assistance. The project began in January and will continue through April with special emphasis on on extended holidays. They received a silver rating.
Advocacy: Makinna Bentz and Carly Crome completed a project advocating on behalf of ADHD students. Their research included current students, adults, medical professionals, and teachers which gave insight into the advantages and disadvantages ADHD students have in the classroom and determined that a student aide program at our elementary school would greatly benefit ADHD students and assist teachers in helping the students stay focused and learn. This project also received a silver rating.
Recycle and Redesign: Jasmine Greenwood completed a project using old jeans, a bedsheet and a tablecloth to design and make a ruffled dress. The bodice, front and back of the dress was of old jeans of various shades of blue. The lower portion of the dress had alternating layers of tablecloth lace and solid colored bedsheet fabric. The top row of ruffles was accented with the waistband from one of the pairs of jeans and another waistband was used to create a halter neckline. Jasmine received a silver rating and was awarded the opportunity to compete at the Kansas FCCLA STAR event competitions to be held in Wichita in April.