Keene Star (Keene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 2012 Page: 2 of 10
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
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LINDA MARTIN/KEENE STAR
Back from a successful Family Career Community Leaders of America competition March 1-3 in Abilene, where each won first
place, are, from left, sophomore Brenda Velasquez, senior Maria Velasquez, sponsor and human services teacher Marquita Stall-
cup, senior Izetta Holland and coach and senior Chrissie Lewis. The team will compete at the state level in April.
KHS students bring home first places awards in FCCLA
Special to the Keene Star
Two Keene High School seniors and
one sophomore won first place in the
Family Career Community Leaders of
America regional competition March
1-3 in Abilene.
Seniors Izetta Holland and Maria
Velasquez, and sophomore Brenda
Velasquez were guided and coached by
senior Chrissie Lewis. They were accom-
panied by sponsor and human services
teacher Marquita Stallcup. The event
was Stallcup’s first competition.
FCCLA, whose purpose is to “serve
the community and prepare its mem-
bers to become leaders in careers as well
as communities,” conducts events in the
areas of fashion design, career investi-
gation and job interview.
Holland competed in fashion de-
sign. She was to create a sample cloth-
ing, a portfolio and show the judges her
knowledge of creating a garment.
Maria Velasquez participated in ca-
reer investigation. Her task was to cre-
ate a portfolio that gave a background of
any job of her choice, and demonstrate
to the judges the career she wants to
Brenda Velasquez was involved in the
job interview category. Her goal was to
create a portfolio that exhibited all the
aspects necessary in a job interview, in-
cluding filling out a job application and
undergoing an interview.
Lewis was the event coordinator and
guided the KHS team.
Brenda Velasquez was the first to
compete. Her category consisted of
seven other participants who were all
older. She was the first person to be in-
terviewed and left the judges amazed,
creating high expectations for the rest of
Holland’s presentation was next. Her
judges complimented her wardrobe be-
cause it was fit for a fashion designer.
Maria Velasquez was the last person
to present in her category. The judges
were impressed by her maturity level.
Saturday morning was full of excite-
ment for these young ladies and their
When the judges announced the win-
ners, each KHS student won first place.
Keene was the school with the least par-
ticipants, however all of its competitors
won first place in. All three girls will
compete at a state level in April.
27th annual Career Day at Chisholm Trail
Academy attracts many local professionals
An airplane repair me-
chanic, a blood center manager
and a crime scene investigator
were among about 31 profes-
sionals whopresented 35-min-
ute overviews about the “A, B,
Cs”of their jobs throughout the
morning Tuesday at the 27th
annualCareer Day at Chisholm
Most presentations, held
simultaneously in 10 different
rooms, were repeated to maxi-
mize attendance opportunities.
Dale Anderson, the CTA
teacher who originated the
event in 1985 when he joined
the CTA faculty, asked each
professional to address six
areas about their careers: what
the job is really like; education
required; on-the-job training;
advantages and disadvan-
tages; salary and advancement
About 50 percent of the
professionals are either CTA
alums or parents of current
CTA students, said Ander-
son, who is also the school’s
director of guidance and auto
a good eye
From left, Courtney Berndt,
Dave Tucker, aka Dave the
Camera Guy of Keene, and
Bob Strickland discuss the
best entries in the photo
competition at the 76th an-
nual Johnson County Junior
Livestock Show and Youth
Beeson, also a Keene
resident, was involved in the
judging, although he said he
PAUL GNADT/KEENE STAR
John Barroso, DDS, left, and Chisholm Trail Academy Career
Day organizer Dale Anderson talk about Barroso's schedule
Tuesday at school's 27th annual Career Day.
Careers and the presenters
were: airplane repair, David
Saldana; attorney, Susan
Cherne; Carter Blood Care,
Eric Dixon; CFO auto dealer,
Mickey Seiler; and crime in-
vestigator Catherine Smit.
Other careers and their
representatives were: Dentist,
Dr. John Barroso; developer,
Mark Miosi; electrician, Karl
Konrad; electronic sound
system development and
installation, Mark Miosi;
English teacher, Carl Wilcox;
and family physician, Dr. Dan
Representing financial in-
vesting, Susan Meyer and
Stewart Wenger; firefighter/
paramedic, Everett Small:
fitness center owner, Steve Ed-
wards; glass installer, auto and
commercial, Jamie Elmore;
graphic design and signs,
Nathan Brannam; helicopter
flight nurse, Ian Curnow;
helicopter pilot, Nathan Hoff-
master; landscaper, Don Bow-
ersox; law enforcement, Dean
Turk; manager of enrollment,
Tina Bottsford; midwife and
baby delivery, Tania Lopez,
and newspaper editor Paul
Also represented were:
Ophthalmology assistant, Rita
Martin; nuclear medicine,
Ranson Hall;physical therapy,
Cathy Page; school principal,
Donna Berkner; stay-at-home
mom, Ruby Barnes; stonecut-
ter, Steve Embrey; theology,
Ingo Sorke; veterinarian, Dr.
Steve Menzies, and youth pas-
tor, Russ Laughlin.
BRIAN PORTER/KEENE STAR
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Gnadt, Paul. Keene Star (Keene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 2012, newspaper, March 8, 2012; Burleson, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803946/m1/2/?q=Thicket: accessed August 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Burleson Public Library.