This year, following success at the district and state levels, recent TBHS graduate Brianna Pfeiffer represented Lincoln County R-III and competed in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) event of her choosing, Applied Math for Culinary Management at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s National Leadership Conference (NLC). 

Pfeiffer received a Bronze medal in the NLC event. 

The NLC was held June 30-July 4 in Anaheim, California, with more than 8,700 participants from across the country gathered together to attend leadership and program trainings, hear national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in competitive events, and explore college and career options. 

Over 4,700 FCCLA members competed in STAR Events at NLC. These are competitive events in which members are recognized for their proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills and career preparation. 

Both youth and adults work together in managing the events and serving as evaluators of the participants. 

Students develop real world skills participating in STAR events. 

Events aim to support student development of knowledge and skills by enhancing the classroom experience and career pathway initiatives by equipping students with employable skills and industry insights needed to thrive in the 21st century. FCCLA members choose what STAR event they would like to compete in; events vary from Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship and Sports Nutrition to Fashion Design, Job Interview and Culinary Arts. 


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