What Is FCCLA?
FCCLA is: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

2014-2015 FCCLA Chapter Officers
President: Cacey Vavra
Vice President: Emily Covert
Secretary/Treasurer/District Rep: Clare Wilton
Historian/Activities Chair: Rebecca Gaffney

We are the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. We face the future with warm courage and high hope.

~Some of the gatherings we attend are our District Leadership Conference, Peer Ed. Retreat, Cluster; we also are able to do STAR projects and we have District, State, and then National STAR competition.

~Some things we do in our Centennial Chapter are: Holiday party, End of the year outing and banquet.

~We also have once a month meetings and sweets at all our meetings!

What's NEW?

Last month Centennial FCCLA had 15 members attend this year's District Leadership Conference which was held at Lincoln Southwest.  Students had the opportunity to listen to Nicholas Andrews' talk called, 'I'm Awesome, Because I Decide'.  Nicholas used humor and personal stories to teach youth about acceptance, the value of relationships, and the power of choice.  They also got to hear two women from the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, NE talk about their stories and life decisions and changes which were very eye-opening.

We are excited to announce that Emily Covert is running for a FCCLA State Officer Position for the 2015-2016 school year!  She successfully made it through the District-wide interview process and passed the FCCLA State Officer Candidate Test.  She will now advance to the State-wide interview which will take place during our State Leadership Meeting in April 2015.  We are very proud that she will be representing our District as well as Centennial! 

Ashlee Sladky, Advisor

What's Star Events?

This year in FCCLA we have three groups competing in STAR Events. Clare Wilton is doing a Chapter Service Project about the Quilts of Valor. Emily Covert is participating in Illustrated Talk. Her project focuses on technology and it's effect on the family. Rebecca Gaffney and Charity Steckly are doing Focus on Children. Their project focuses on healthy snacks.

The district competition is January 20th at Milford. Any group to advance will participate at State. State will take place in April in Lincoln.
What's New?

Centennial Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America Chapter had 4 members compete at the 2015 District #2 STAR Competition Monday, January 19, 2015, in Milford, NE.  

 STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.  STAR is a competitive event component of the FCCLA organization.  This competition allows students to select a category related to Family & Consumer Sciences education (skills and knowledge-based), family/community outreach, leadership, or community/global issues.   Students then have extensive criteria to follow in which they apply FACS-related knowledge and skills, develop an in-depth service-based project utilizing those skills, carry-out the project, and then create a professional presentation to share out the results, experience, and skills gained.  

There are 3 levels of the STAR Competition-districts, state, and nationals.  Members must receive top score in their category at districts to advance to state.  The state level is held at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE, in April.  Members must finish in the top two at state to qualify for nationals.  This summer nationals will be held in Washington, D.C.  At the national level, students compete against schools from every state in the nation.    

This year Centennial had 4 FCCLA members compete at Districts in 3 different events. Rebecca Gaffney and Charity Steckly competed in Focus on Children receiving a silver medal.  Emily Covert competed in Illustrated Talk receiving a gold medal and will be running for a State Officer position in April.  Clare Wilton competed in Chapter Service Portfolio receiving a gold medal and will be competing at state in April.  We are extremely proud of all of these members accomplishments and the positive impact they made in the school and community through their STAR projects.  

Centennial’s FCCLA Chapter and STAR competitors would like to thank the school, community, and their families for their support and guidance in making these STAR events a success.  

Ashlee Sladky
FCCLA Advisor