The Mount Pleasant High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter had five students qualify for Nationals at the recent State Leadership Conference held March 7-9 in Houston.
Grace Whitten, Bailey Sisk, Averie Ayers, Rebecca Yox and Tripp Hinton all qualified in the top four of their respective events to earn a trip to the FBLA National Leadership Conference to be held June 28-July 3 in San Antonio. Whitten placed second in Healthcare Administration and Sisk second in journalism. Ayers was fourth in Electronic Career Portfolio, Yox fourth in Business Communications and Hinton fourth in Public Speaking.
Also at state, Taylor Hubbs finished fifth in Introduction to Business Presentation and will be a National Alternate. Other students who finished in the top 10 in their respective events were Rossy Banegas in Introduction to Public Speaking, Cessia Gonzalez in Impromptu Speaking, the team of Natalie Howard, Caroline Rose and Abby Mason in Hospitality Management and Linnea Lindeblad in Publication Design.
Senior Matthew Armstrong wrapped up his term as a State Vice President. He was honored with a Who’s Who Award and received a scholarship. He also finished second in Copyright, which is a Texas only Event. Also taking second in a Texas only event was Jose Liera in Business, Marketing and Finance.
Other honors for Mount Pleasant High School were Blanca Antolin being recognized as a Who’s Who and the chapter was honored with having the largest chapter in the area. “I am extremely proud of the showing by our students at state,” FBLA Advisor John Whitten said. “They represented MPHS with class and dignity. We were honored to have a number of students advance to Nationals. We have high expectations for our students and they responded against much larger districts. I am looking forward to what lies ahead for FBLA at Nationals and going forward in future years.”
MPHS FBLA at State
FBLA winners, L to R: Grace Whitten, Rebecca Yox, Taylor Hubbs, FBLA Advisor John Whitten, Averie Ayers, Jose Liera, Tripp Hinton (not pictured Bailey Sisk)