The State FBLA Convention was on Sunday, April 14th, through Tuesday, April 16th, with the actual competition and presentations being held on Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Jaime Hoener took the FBLA members that were eligible to attend because the FBLA sponsor, Mrs. Kelsey Anderson, was on Senior Trip with the class that she sponsors.
“I am very happy with the results and proud of all the students that participated this year,” said Mrs. Anderson. “Overall, I think we did a great job!”
The members that attended the competition were asked how they had prepared themselves for the event.
“Lucy and I looked at a lot of stats and facts concerning our event as well as practiced with each other a lot,” said Miranda Yarbrough.
The members were also asked about how they felt they did during their presentations.
“I was extremely nervous both times,” exclaimed Miranda. “I knew that we had good information and took a different approach which set us apart. Being so different made it a little scary especially because we are both freshmen and could've completely misinterpreted the event.”
“During the presentation, I thought that I did pretty [well] with the information that I had to present,” replied Hannah Rethemeyer. “I also was not that nervous at all. I was really comfortable when I presented. I was a little more nervous on Monday when we had to present again, but I feel that I did pretty well.”
FBLA was able to bring home a few medals. Alyssa Sidwell placed 3rd in Intro to Business Communications; Lucy Hoener and Miranda Yarbrough placed 7th in Social Media Campaign; and Hannah Rethemeyer, McKenzie Pecaut, and Claire Meyer placed 8th in Broadcast Journalism. Alyssa Sidwell also advanced to the national competition. These members were asked about how they felt about the place that they got.
Miranda commented, “I feel like being in the top ten as a freshmen was super amazing and although we didn't make nationals we still did very well.”
“I was happy with the result, but it would have been nice to get a higher place than what we did,” said Hannah. “I guess that just means we will have to try even harder next year!”
Good job to everyone who was able to attend the state competition, and congratulations to everyone who placed. Also, good luck to Alyssa Sidwell at the national competition!