2013-04-04 / Top News

Linton High School students advance to STAR competition at 2013 FCCLA State Convention


From left, Heather Lauinger, Jessica Salwei and Anna Vetter received a Gold star at the District FCCLA STAR competition and qualified for state for their Junior Chapter Service Manual project entitled “Give Me Something Fit to Take.” From left, Heather Lauinger, Jessica Salwei and Anna Vetter received a Gold star at the District FCCLA STAR competition and qualified for state for their Junior Chapter Service Manual project entitled “Give Me Something Fit to Take.” Six Linton High School students in three events advanced to the STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Competition at the State FCCLA(Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Convention, after earning gold (first place) or silver (2nd place) stars at the District FCCLA STAR Competition, held Feb. 27, in Mandan.

The State FCCLA Convention will be held April 8 and 9, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, and students have a chance to advance to the National STAR Competition at the National FCCLA Convention, which will be held in Nashville, Tenn., in July.

Freshman Megan Martell earned a Gold star and advanced to state for her Junior Recycle & Design project entitled “Treat Your Tootsies.” For the project, Martell recycled t-shirts to make a rug on a hula hoop. Megan is the daughter of Shannon Jerke of Linton.


Kaitlyn Nieuwsma (left) and Sienna Bosch earned a Gold star at the District FCCLA STAR competition and advanced to state with their Junior Chapter Service Display project entitled “Treats for Troops.” Kaitlyn Nieuwsma (left) and Sienna Bosch earned a Gold star at the District FCCLA STAR competition and advanced to state with their Junior Chapter Service Display project entitled “Treats for Troops.” Freshmen Anna Vetter, Heather Lauinger and Jessica Salwei earned a Gold star at the District STAR Competition and advanced to the state competition for their Junior Chapter Service Manual project entitled “Give Me Something Fit to Take.” For the project, the students went trick-or-treating to collect food items for the Emmons County Food Pantry. Anna is the daughter of Arnold and Rosie Vetter; Heather is the daughter of Dan and Roxanne Lauinger; and Jessica is the daughter of Roger and Linda Salwei, all of Linton.


Megan Martell earned a Gold star in the District STAR competition and advanced to state for her Junior Recycle & Design project entitled “Treat Your Tootsies.” Megan Martell earned a Gold star in the District STAR competition and advanced to state for her Junior Recycle & Design project entitled “Treat Your Tootsies.” Freshmen Kaitlyn Nieuwsma and Sienna Bosch received a Gold star at the district competition and qualified for state for their Junior Chapter Service Display project entitled “Treats for Troops.” The project consisted of collecting candy at Halloween to make candy bags for U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. The students then wrote out 150 Christmas cards and sent the candy bags and cards to soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Peren Knoepfle, son of Linton High School Science Instructor Kathy Bohle, was a member of the unit the gifts and cards were sent to, and the students have asked Knoepfle to speak to LHS students when he returns as part of the project. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Elwin and Heidi Nieuwsma; and Sienna is the daughter of Greg and Lenore Bosch, all of Linton.

Freshmen Taylor Beck and Haleigh Holzer earned a Gold star and advanced to state with their Junior Focus on Children project entitled “Germy Wormy.” For their project, the students worked with Head Start children to teach them how to wash their hands and sneeze correctly to avoid spreading germs. Taylor is the daughter of John and Shannon Beck; and Haleigh is the daughter of Paul and Jill Holzer, all of Linton.

Freshmen Sarah Schell and Karlee Feist earned a Gold star and a trip to state with their Junior Chapter Service project entitled “Pack the Pantry.” The students organized and conducted the Chapter’s Annual Trick or Treat project for the Emmons County Food Pantry. Sarah is the daughter of Daryl and Kim Schell; and Karlee is the daughter of Gordon and Laura Feist, all of Linton.

Linton High School students Alex Glatt, Kaidra Larson, Taryn Schlosser and Brittni Brandner will serve as judge for the STAR competition at the State FCCLA Convention. Alex is the son of Allan and Carleen Glatt; Kaidra is the daughter of Tad and Elise Larson; Taryn is the daughter of William and Jackie Schlosser; and Brittni is the daughter of Elmer and Cheryl Brandner, all of Linton.

Karlee Feist (daughter of Gordon and Laura Feist of Linton) is currently serving as an officer on the State FCCLA Board. LHS Consumer Science Instructor Jackie Wald is the Linton High School FCCLAChapter Advisor.

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