TMHS FCCLA Students Set to Compete at STAR State Competition

TOMBALL - Tomball Memorial High School will be well-represented at the FCCLA STAR State Competition in Dallas on April 2-4 as 16 students will compete in six different categories. 

Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events are competitive events in which team members demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, career, or communities. Teams research the topic, then develop and implement a project to advocate for positive change.

These students recently competed in the Regional Competition in Galveston (Feb. 6-8). The Top 5 Teams at the Regional Competition advance to State. Below are the student groups set to compete in Dallas in April.

Sustainability Challenge
1st Place - Students Ethan Michael, Trinity Parkman and Sydney Dorsey will compete in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle category. Their project, “Be Clean With Polystyrene,” focuses on reducing or eliminating the use of styrofoam in the cafeteria and has proposed three different solutions to make that happen. 

3rd Place - Students Nikolas Skarzenski, Aivy Do and Kamyrn Bigler tackle the issue of Renewable Energy Resources. Their project, “Brightening Our Future” encourages school districts to reduce their overall usage of non-renewable energy by replacing it with solar power. 

The FCCLA Sustainability Challenge teams from TMHS were required to present to multiple district and community groups prior to each level of competition.

Culinary Math Management
2nd Place - Kali Waldon and Sara Robinson

1st Place - Abigail McCleery and Bailey Starcher

Focus on Children
1st Place - Madeline McFarland, Callie Pate and Maggie Gray

Serving Up Success
5th Place - Omar Hayjounes

Teach and Train
1st Place - Bella Cheney
2nd Place - Kendall Vineyard

For more information on the State Competition.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 18,000 students at 20 campuses.