The Mount Pleasant High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students competed in the Area VI FBLA Leadership Conference on Friday, Jan. 18 at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens and had a very successful day. Nineteen students placed first and more than thirty qualified for state. They will compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Houston on March 7-9. The top four in each event at area advance to state.
Taking first place in their respective events and qualifying for state were Shelby Courreges in Business Calculations, Rebecca Yox in Business Communications, Brent Garrett in Business Law, Nuvia Chavez in Client Service, the team of Annie Le, Erica Salazar and Blanca Antolin in Digital Video Production, Avery Ayers in Electronic Career Portfolio, Grace Whitten in Health Care Administration, the team of Abby Mason, Caroline Rose and Natalie Howard in Hospitality Management, Taylor Hubbs in Introduction to Business Presentation, Rossy Banegas in Introduction to Public Speaking, Jose Liera in Personal Finance, the team of Ita-ii Luna and Skylee Ford in Public Service Announcement, Tripp Hinton in Public Speaking and Linnea Lindblad in Publication Design.
Second place finishers and also advancing to Houston were Antony Cortez in Entrepreneurship, Rianna Jeffery in Health Care Administration, Aslin Barrientos in Job Interview and Jennifer Leyva in Sports and Entertainment Management. Third place finishers who qualified for state include the team of Caleb Ball and Connor Brison in Emerging Business Issues, the team of Gaven Fife, Faith Logan and Beth Lockett in Graphic Design, the team of Maria Mendez and Abby Barboza in Hospitality Management and Kylie Hedge in Political Science.
Other students competing were Viridiana Ysasi who placed fifth in Journalism and Deborah Trejo in Agribusiness.
At the Area VI Leadership Conference, Annie Le was selected Who’s Who award recipient for Mount Pleasant and Abby Mason was elected Area VI Treasurer.
“I am very proud of our students and their results. All the hard work they have put in over the past three months was rewarded,” FBLA Advisor John Whitten said. “I am excited about what lies ahead for our FBLA students as we prepare for the state level.”
Congrats MPHS FBLA!