FCCLA heads to State


Photo Credit: Yearbook Staff

FCCLA members pose as they get their picture taken.

Rosibel Soto, Staff Reporter

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 Schuyler attended the District STAR event competition in Humphrey. Out of eight members of the Schuyler FCCLA, six of them were State qualifiers. Lucy Mendez 12, Maria Aranda 12, Emily Daviu 12, Kalani Marino 12, Alex Aldana 10 and Vivi Anne Sayer 12, were the six state qualifiers. Jazminlett Bernal 9, and Areli Arellano 9, both earned bronze medals. State will take place on April 2nd to the 4th in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Lucy Mendez, a member of FCCLA since last year, has qualified for State this year and the previous year. She competed in Career Investigation both times and qualified for state each year. According to Lucy, Career Investigation is  “when you pick any career that you want and you get to investigate it and job shadow it to get a more inside view on what that career is.” The career focused on was a Journalist. Lucy explained that the different strategies she wants to use this year are “good memorization skills and how to make good eye contact with the judges.” 

Kalani Marino, a member of the FCCLA for four years, was in a group with Maria Aranda and Emily Daviu. They competed in Event Management. Event management is where you or your team schedule an event and promote it. Kalani explained that better memorization will be a strategy used for State this year. 

Vivi Anne Sayer, a member of the FCCLA  for four years, competed in Fashion Construction level 3 for all four years. In her fashion construction, she sewed an outfit. She made a suit jacket with a skirt. Vivi Anne claimed that this year’s strategy for State is to “take my judges’ critics from Districts and improve myself before State.” Alex Aldana, a member for three years, competed in Fashion Construction level 2. This is his second year qualifying for State. The strategy he explained he is using this year  is to “have my project and speech done early so that I am more prepared.”