Chong Lee and Kyle Mares, Culinary Arts students at North High School in Sheboygan, WI recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2011 National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, CA.
Lee received a Silver medal in Nutrition and Wellness, one of 28 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students. Mares received a Silver medal in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. Their medals were presented at a recognition session honoring all participants at the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday, July 14. More than 6,300 members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the nation attended the meeting. Approximately 3,500 students advanced from the local, regional, and state level of STAR Events to the national meeting. Lee will be a freshman, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics, at UW-Stevens Point in September and Mares will be a Senior at Sheboygan North High School.
Nutrition and Wellness, an individual event, recognizes participants who track food intake and physical activity for themselves, their family, or a community group and determine goals and strategies for improving their overall health. Participants must prepare a portfolio and an oral presentation.