KATY (Katy ISD) – Morton Ranch High School 11th grader Kyle Triplett and ninth-grader Michael Hurley received gold medals in the Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Competition at the 2017 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.
More than 7,500 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers and guests from across the country, including the MRHS FCCLA organization, benefited from leadership and program training, national speakers and the possibility to explore several colleges and careers.
FCCLA offers more than 30 STAR events during the conference, which include early childhood education, job interviewing and sports nutrition, among others.
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This year, Kyle and Michael were among over 4,200 STAR event participants. They competed in the Promote and Publicize category and their project focused on showcasing all of the benefits FCCLA offers in our community such as community service activities that the Chapter’s 124 members participated in.
Chapter members mentored elementary reading students, promoted breast cancer awareness, organized food drives, purchased Christmas gifts for needy children, encouraged physical activity among the family and participated in programs to promote cultural awareness and acceptance.