Congrats FCCLA Students

Congratulations to Sandra Rodriguez and Stefania Tlachi
Posted on 08/10/2023
River View High School students Sandra Rodriguez and Stefania Tlachi represented Finley School District this summer at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. From July 2-6, Sandra and Stefania competed in the National STAR Event Competition at the FCCLA conference, which brought in more than 7,900 students, educators, and guests from across the nation.

Sandra Rodriguez and Stefania TlachiThe highly anticipated Students Taking Action with Recognition events, or STAR Events, are at the heart of the FCCLA Conference. Sandra and Stefania competed in the category of National Programs in Action - FACTS (Families Acting on Community Traffic Safety). The Finley students achieved a remarkable gold medal and placed in the top 10 for the US in recognition of their outstanding performance. Finley School District is incredibly proud of the RVHS students.

River View High School FCCLA Advisor Jennifer Ward states, “The students' project and work over the past 9 months exemplifies their dedication, creativity, and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Their accomplishment at the national level is a testament to their hard work, teamwork, and unwavering passion.”

The FCCLA Conference provides a valuable platform for attendees to expand their leadership skills, sharpen their talents, explore career pathways, and listen to inspiring speakers. Over 4,300 FCCLA members competed in STAR events, where they were recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. The collaboration between youth and adults in managing the events and evaluating participants allowed students to develop real-world skills and gain valuable insights.

STAR Events play a pivotal role in supporting student development by enhancing their classroom experience and guiding them towards successful career pathways. With more than 30 events to choose from, participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities by actively addressing important issues concerning families, careers, or communities. By researching the topic and implementing projects to advocate for positive change, students acquire valuable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century.

More About FCCLA:
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective student-led nation-based organization supporting youth on their journey to become the leaders of tomorrow and helping them address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 237,000 members and more than 5,100 chapters across the nation.