18 CSISD students advance to state FCCLA contest

The students qualified at the Region 4 meet held in Galveston and will compete at the state competition April 10-12 in Corpus Christi.

FCCLA contests include culinary competitions, STAR events, and family and consumer science assessments.


The CSHS culinary team of Jayme Holden, Kiahna Butterfield, and Alana Batista advanced to state by winning first place and more than $15,000 in scholarships from the Escoffier Culinary School.

Out of more than 30 teams in the culinary competition, the team of Kinsey Rhome, Sydney Cordero and Deja Robinson placed 10th, while the team of Kaitlyn Hunter, Daniel Schulien, and Mark Wallace placed 12th.

Additionally, Ashley Ramirez placed seventh, Cat Currens placed eighth, and Matt Rogers place ninth in the mystery basket competition.

STAR Events

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation.

The following CSISD students advanced to the state competition in the STAR events:

  • Kourtney Harris and Schyler Christensen, CSHS:  2nd (Entrepreneurship)

  • Riley Parks, CSHS:  2nd (Recycle and Redesign)

  • Emily Whisenant and Samana Askari, CSHS:  2nd (Food Innovations)

  • Jaiden Harrison and Marla Martinez, AMCHS:   2nd (Interior Design)

  • Grace Donovan, CSHS:  4th (Life Event Planning)

  • Kaitlyn Terzian, CSHS:  4th (Life Event Planning)

  • Sarah Dunham and Summer Williams, AMCHS:  3rd (Focus on the Children)

  • Bailey Welch, CSHS:  5th (Fashion Design)

  • Hannah Reynolds, AMCHS:  5th (Sports Nutrition)

  • Haley Greer and Katie Marek, AMCHS:  5th (Food Innovations)

Family and Consumer Science Assessments

Family and consumer science assessments challenge a student’s knowledge of all aspects of family and consumer sciences: family career and community studies; early childhood and human development; food sciences, dietetics and nutrition; hospitality, tourism and recreation; fashion and housing design; and FCCLA knowledge.

The following CSISD students earned gold, silver, or bronze on their respective exam:

  • Amy Kumar, AMCHS:  Gold (Etiquette)

  • Megan Reynolds, AMCHS:  Gold (Etiquette)

  • Emily Sykes, CSHS:  Gold (Etiquette)

  • Haley Chatman, CSHS:  Silver (Etiquette)

  • Kaitlen Johnson, CSHS:  Silver (Culinary)

  • Michelle Lane, AMCHS:  Silver (Teach and Train)

  • Alexandra Pratt, CSHS:  Silver (Interior Design)

  • Madaleine Ackerman, CSHS:  Bronze (Interior Design)

  • Mishaal Lalani, AMCHS:  Bronze (Child Development)

  • Peyton James, AMCHS:  Bronze (Child Development)

  • Katie Lockett, AMCHS:  Bronze (Child Development)

  • Samantha Mallen AMCHS:  Bronze (Child Development)

  • Kaneisha Thomas, CSHS:  Bronze (Child Development)

  • Ashlynn Williams, CSHS:  Bronze (Fashion Design)


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