At the Nebraska State FCCLA conference, from left: Abi Franzen, Liz Sitorius, Mariah Stevens, Emily Mann and Kyler (Boo) Horn.
Two Brady students recently qualified for the national level of the Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) conference.Emily Mann is the state champion in the senior division of Recycle and Redesign.
Kyler (Boo) Horn is the junior division state champion in Recycle and Redesign.
Six Brady students competed and attended the 2017 state conference in Lincoln, April 2-4.
Mariah Stevens won a silver medal in Chapter Service Display. Abi Franzen and Liz Sitorius, earned a silver medal in Focus on the Children.
Their adviser is Mrs. Lyndee Koch. Macey Widick attended and served as the chapter's voting delegate and an honorary conference assistant.
FCCLA is a co-curricular student organization with more than 3,000 members in the state, and it is the only organization that has family as its focus.
The Brady students competed in the STAR division -- which 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 must follow extensive criteria in which they apply FACS-related knowledge and skills, develop an in-depth service-based project utilizing those skills, carry out the project, and 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. At state, members must finish in the top two to qualify for nationals.
Nationals will be held July 2-6 in Nashville, Tenn. At the national level, students compete against schools from every state in the nation.
Nationally, there are more than 150,000 members of young men and women from approximately 5,500 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico.