Saturday, February 27, 2010

She's a STAR

My niece, that is. She is on her way to becoming her school's representative at the state finals of the FCCLA Culinary STAR Event.

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is a national organization for high school kids. My niece won this year's local chapter award for her zabaglione, a "light, foamy custard-like dessert."*

She impresses me with her focus. She likes this competition because it's fun and because she enjoys winning. But also because they are judged by faculty members of the two colleges she wants desperately to get into. A very mature outlook for a junior.

She got a mention in the local paper, and her name is on the display board outside her high school. ATTA GIRL!

*Before today, I didn't know what it was, either.


  1. That's a great opportunity for her, way to go. Besides doing something she enjoys, it will be a good experience, win or lose.

  2. Wow, what fun for her! Lifelong memories and experience from these kinds of conventions/contests.

    You go girl!

  3. YEY for the niece! And congrats to a great auntie!