FCCLA National Winners
Canutillo High School students win national leadership competition
Posted on 08/14/2019
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Canutillo High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competed in the National STAR Event Competition at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California and won big this July.

To advance to the national level in a STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Event, members first compete at the district and state level. Canutillo High School students Jonathan Landeros, Mia Saavedra & Sahira Favela competed in Hospitality Tourism & Recreation and received a gold medal in the event. They also had the highest score for their event and placed first in the nation. Genesis Garcia competed in Interpersonal Communications and received a silver medal in the event.

More than 8,700 participants from across the country attended leadership and program training, heard national speakers, met youth leaders from across the nation, participated in competitive events, and explored college and career options. About 4,700 of those students competed in STAR Events.

STAR Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. Students develop real-world skills participating in STAR Events that aim to support their development of knowledge and skills. They enhance the classroom experience and career pathway initiatives by equipping students with employable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century.

FCCLA is a 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.