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Delaware’s Spring Leadership Conference is an opportunity for members and advisers to come together to compete in STAR events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) as well as provide an opportunity  expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, and explore Career Pathways.

Join more than 250 FCCLA members across Delaware for an opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, explore FCCLA’s four Career Pathways, participate in a community service project, compete in career-applicable Skill Demonstration Event or STAR event competitions, actively engage in leadership workshops and demonstrate college- and career-readiness!  

Involvement in FCCLA’s Competitive Events programs offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life necessary in families, communities, and workplaces. Members can demonstrate Family and Consumer Sciences skills, career skills, and interpersonal skills.

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition)

STAR events recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following competition categories-

  • Level 1 (through grade 8)
  • Level 2 (grades 9-10)
  • Level 3 (grades 11-12)
  • Level 4 (post-secondary)
  • Mixed level teams are allowed but must compete at the highest level of the teams’ members.  Some events will still have eligibility requirements that require specific course or program enrollment. 

Earning the TOP GOLD (meaning you have the highest score of all competitors in your category) award in a STAR event allows for advancement to the National competition level.

Skill Demonstration Events (SDE or Delaware Only Events)- provide opportunities for members to demonstrate college and career-ready skills in Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations. These events are competitions for Delaware only, and do not allow students to be promoted to the National level of competition. 

Where do I find the STAR event directions and rubrics?

To find the Competitive Event Guidelines for STAR Events, chapters must be affiliated. This means National dues have to paid in order to access the Competitive Event Guidelines.  To access, advisers or affiliated members should log into the FCCLA Portal and click on “Resources”.   

STAR Events Demonstration Videos

During the 2013 National Leadership Conference, 48 STAR Events demonstrations were videotaped. These videos are available on the FCCLA YouTube and SchoolTube channels. Please note that the contents of these videos may or may not meet all of the current requirements of the events as outlined in the current 2020-2021 Competitive Events Guide, but can serve as a starting point for members new to STAR Events. 

General STAR Events Resources

Registering for Delaware State Competitive Events Spring Leadership Conference

REGISTRATION IS OPEN and closes on January 7, 2022!!

Register here!

Our Spring Conference theme is Embrace Our Differences, Changing the World! 

Spring Conference Permission Slips

*Contact your school office to determine any additional required permission forms necessary for district/local approval

Registration Opens: January 7, 2022

Registration Closes:  February 7, 2022

Conference:  February 24-25, 2022 Atlantic Sands Conference Center Rehoboth Beach, DE

FCCLA Administrator Award application

Exceptional school administrators encourage chapters and help students take advantage of the opportunities offered. The Delaware School Administrator Award recognizes and honors local administrators who give outstanding support to the organization on the local, state, and national levels. 

    • Nominate a school administrator  here 
    • Nominations due  by February 7, 2022
    • Winner will be announced at the DE FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference Awards Luncheon on March 25, 2022.

Delaware FCCLA Adviser of the Year Award

The Adviser of the Year goes beyond the call of duty to contribute to the success of the local FCCLA chapter as well as the state organization. This award honors an adviser who takes seriously their role in developing student leaders and promoting student success.

    • Nominate your favorite FCCLA Adviser here:  
    • Nominations due by February 7, 2022
    • Winner will be announced at the DE FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference Awards Luncheon on March 25, 2022.

What events are offered in Delaware in 2022?

STAR Events

Baking and Pastry
Career Investigation
Chapter in Review PORTFOLIO
Chapter Service PORTFOLIO
Culinary Arts 
Early Childhood Education 
Event Management
Fashion Construction
Fashion Design
Focus on Children
Food Innovations
Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
Interior Design
Interpersonal Communications
Job Interview
National Programs in Action 
Nutrition and Wellness
Professional Presentation
Promote and Publicize FCCLA
Repurpose and Redesign
Teach and Train 

Delaware Only Events

Bulletin Board Display 
Learning Centers
CDA Weekly  Lesson Plan
Cake Decorating
Tablescape Event 
Prepared Public Speaking