STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning in Family and Consumer Sciences. Each STAR Event has been crosswalked to the competency lists for every course in Virginia’s Family and Consumer Sciences program, as well as to the FCS national standards, Common Career Technical Core Career Ready Practices, Career Clusters, 21st Century Skills, and the FCCLA national programs.

2023-24 Summary of Major Changes – check back in the fall for updates on rules for national and state events

STAR Events Contact:
Deborah Will
VA FCCLA State Adviser & STAR Events Coordinator
Phone: (804) 364-2529

The 2024 STAR Events state competition will be held as an in-person pre-conference activity on Friday, April 12 prior to the start of the State Leadership & Recognition Conference in Virginia Beach. Registration is currently planned to open in January 2024. Updates to event rules for state events as well as management procedures for national events held at state conference will be posted under the “State Rules” page on this website later this fall as information is received.

To enter the national FCCLA STAR Events, Virginia members must first compete at the state level. This competition is held in connection with the annual State Leadership & Recognition Conference. The national Competitive Events Guide for STAR Events can be accessed on your chapter’s affiliation portal under the “Resources” tab. In addition to the national rules, Virginia participants must complete forms and review information specific to the state competition. The Virginia STAR Events Manual is available by clicking on the link below.

Volunteers are needed!
Click here for evaluator volunteer form (MSWord version)
Click here for evaluator volunteer form (Google Form version)

Entry Instructions & Related Information
Click here for event rules and information on how to enter the annual Virginia FCCLA STAR Events.