Congratulations to all of the Colorado FCCLA STAR Event participants from the following chapters who attended the FCCLA National Leadership Conference, July 4 – 10, in Washington, D.C.: AMES- Littleton, Bollman Tech, Briggsdale, Centauri, Centaurus, Cheraw, Cherry Creek, Coronado, Elizabeth, Grandview, Haxtun, Highlands Ranch, Holmes, Holyoke, Legacy, Meeker, Merino, Miami-Yoder, Niwot, Northglenn, Platte Valley, Ponderosa, Rocky Mountain, Roosevelt, Sanford, Standley Lake, and Wray. These chapters brought home 56 Silver and 67 Gold medals making Colorado proud.

National conference highlights included:

  • Dr. Sarah Heath, CTE Dean and Assistant Provost, received the National School Administrator Award
  • Samantha Archer of Roosevelt High School received the Master Adviser Award
  • Kimberly Baldwin of Ponderosa High School received the Master Adviser Award
  • Angela DePue of Wray High School received the Master Adviser Award
  • Sasha Gartin of Cherry Creek High School received the Master Adviser Award
  • Kimberly Baldwin of Ponderosa High School received the Spirit of Advising Award
  • Alyssa Horlick of Miami Yoder High School graduated from the Adviser Academy
  • Merino High School’s Chapter in Review Display team was recognized for receiving a perfect score
  • Next-to perfect scores of 99 or better earned by the Chapter Service Project Display team from Cheraw High School, the Entrepreneurship participant from Niwot High School, and the Job Interview participant from Cherry Creek High School
  • Kayelani Kirschbaum represented Colorado as a National Officer Candidate
  • Brooklyn Buhre, State President, performed the National Anthem at the Opening Session
  • Robert Van Dyke, State Adviser, served as the Lead Coordinator for the National Competitive Events Advisory Team