By Emily Bonham Posted April 28, 2010
Members of FBLA take a break from competition to pose for a group photo.
On April 19, and 20 Lowry High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in the state competition in Las Vegas, NV. They competed against 500 students from 38 schools across the state.
The Lowry chapter placed fifth in scrapbooking and 10th in sweepstakes. Robyn Shafer took fifth in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures, seventh in Creed, and seventh in Public Speaking I. Sarah Gillespie took fourth in Creed, fourth in Public Speaking I, and Word Processing I. Courtney Hammond, Amaya Drake, and Sarah Gillespie were 3 out of the 15 students to get National Business Honor Roll.
Courtney Hammond and Alta Smith all came away with fourth in Desktop Publishing. In the Emerging Business Issues competition, Alyssa Parks, Alta Smith, and Marissa Alanis all came home with eighth place in that category. Hammond stole second in Computer Applications, second in Word Processing II, second in Digital Career Portfolio, and ninth in Sports Management. Drake took third in Electronic Career Portfolio. In Digital Video Productions Alyssa Parks, Marissa Alanis, and Drake stole seventh to come back home to Lowry with. Overall Mrs. Scott is very happy with how her students competed.
Lowry High School’s Future Business Leaders of America competed in The Eastern Region Spring Conference at Elko on April 1.
“The best thing about FBLA is gaining actual life skills,” said Drake.
Taking first in the Emerging Business Issues was Parks, Smith, and Alanis. In Digital Video Production Drake, Parks, and Alanis all took second. Other second-place wins included Drake for Job Interview, Hammond in Electronic Career Portfolio, and Gillespie for Public Speaking I. Drake took third in Electronic Career Portfolio. Also taking third in Public Speaking II was Alanis. Also in Public Speaking II Smith took fourth.
Mrs. Scott said, “I’m hoping to do very well in the competition this weekend as we did last year.”