Friday, August 17, 2018
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Two Brady projects finish runner-up at state FCCLA

Career, service project recognized.

Four Brady students earned silver medals for projects presented during the state Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) of America meeting in Lincoln earlier this month.

Junior Taina Taullie placed second in the teach and train division of the Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) competition.

Taullie’s project was titled “Exploring Teaching Music as a Career Choice.”

The teach and train category is designed to recognize participants who demonstrate their ability to explore and experience the career of teaching or training.

Taullie loves music so she explored the possibility of becoming an elementary music teacher. She created lesson plans for all elementary grades and used them to teach for a day.

Taullie was required to create a portfolio detailing the progression of her project. She also created a visual board to help show judges what her teaching experience was like.

The other Brady project presented at the state contest was a group effort by Kyle Pohlman, Jeffrey Simants and Tyler Egenberger.

The three boys named their project, “Dodge! Dive! Dip! Duck! Dodge!”

In the chapter service project manual division, students are required to undertake a project in which they develop and implement an idea their whole chapter can help with.

Pohlman, Simants and Egenberger focused on raising money for chronic myeloid leukemia research by planning and hosting a dodgeball tournament.

Participants in this category must create a large scrapbook detailing their experience and rendering proof of their work.

Both projects were required to give oral presentations for the state contest.

FCCLA is a nationwide student organization designed to build strong leaders.

Approximately 1,300 delegates from 105 chapters attended the Nebraska FCCLA leadership conference.

STAR is one area that encourages active participation and emphasizes the positive accomplishments of FCCLA members.

The two Brady STAR projects to compete at state qualified after winning gold medals in their divisions of the district FCCLA contest in January.