Texas Association


STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognizied for proficiency and  achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation, STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning throught the following activities --


  •       Cooperative - teams work to accomplish specific goals
  •         Individualized -- members work alone to accomplish specific goals
  •         Competitive - individual or team performance measured by an established set of critieria


Proficiency Events are competitive events exclusively for Texas members.  Winners at the regional meetings can only advance to the state level, however, no winners advance to national competition.


Top 6 winners with scores of 60 or better at the region meetings advance to the State Leadership Conference.


Family and Consumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl is a three-level, team competition that challenges students’ knowledge of all aspects of Family and Consumer Sciences.


  • Family, Career, & Community Studies
  • Early Childhood & Human Development
  • Food Sciences, Dietetics, & Nutrition
  • Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation
  • Fashion & Housing Design
  • FCCLA Knowledge


Level 1 starts online and Level 3 ends at the National Leadership Conference. For more information regarding the NASAFACS Standards featured in the FACS Knowledge Bowl, please visit their website.

Family and Consumer Science Assessments are objective tests given to FCCLA members at fall leadership trainings, regional FCCLA meetings and at the State Leadership Conference.


Students may take the tests at all meetings, but may only take one test at each.


  •       There are twelve objective tests available.


Students are awarded  gold, silver and bronze medals depending on scores.


Participants not receiving a medal will be awarded a certificate.

LifeSmarts is a flexible classroom or group activity that teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens.  The content and competition questions focus on five key areas of consumer knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively in today's marketplace.


To learn more about LifeSmarts visit the program website at: www.lifesmarts.org


Contact Sharon R. Pierce at 512-306-0099 or by email at:  spierce@texasfccla.org

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Phone: (512) 306-0099

Fax:    (512) 442-7100

Email: fccla@texasfccla.org



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