FBLA competes at Districts

Members of FBLA took part in the district competition in hopes of qualifying for state.


Sophomores Anne Chapman, left, and Anna Swanson prepare for their presentations at FBLA districts Feb. 2. photo by Mary Massman

by Mary Massman, Lifestyles Editor

21 students attended and competed in the annual Future Business Leaders of America districts competition at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, MO. Feb. 2. Students were able to participate in up to three offered events, which ranged from previously taken tests to individual or group presentations.

At the end of the competition, members attended the awards ceremony to see how they placed and if they qualified for the state competition in April. Sophomore Anne Chapman, who was a member of the parliamentary procedures team, was overjoyed to find out her team had won and will be able to attend the state competition.

“Our parliamentary procedures event is something I am so happy to be part of,” Chapman said. “We spend countless activities and spent time beyond school hours to do our best, and I think we were all super excited with our win.”

FBLA District Results:

Anna Swanson – 4th – Agribusiness*
Rhianna Jones & Gabby Mesa – 2nd – Business Ethics
Emily Livingston – 3rd – Client Service
Anne Chapman & Aspen Cheritto – 2nd – Digital Video Production
Julia Flores, Grace Decker, and Sophia Durone – 5th – Emerging Business Issues
Emily Livingston – 1st – Future Business Leader*
Morgan Saxe & Ava Fitzgerald – 4th – Hospitality Management
Cara Barone – 1st – Introduction to Business Communication*
Ella Norton – 2nd – Introduction to Business Presentation
Josie Fox – 5th – Introduction to FBLA*
Cara Barone – 2nd – Introduction to FBLA*
Ella Norton – 3rd – Journalism*
Grace Decker – 5th – Organizational Leadership*
Georgia Winfield, Anna Albritton, Anne Chapman, Anna Swanson, & Mary Massman – 1st – Parliamentary Procedures*
Sarah Schaefer – 1st – Public Speaking*
Bridget Graham – 2nd – Publication Design
Natalie Kistler – 3rd – Securities and Investments*
Olivia Cook, Maureen Egan, & Taylor Staves – 2nd – Social Media Campaign

*Indicates those that qualified for State.