FBLA competes at Districts

The FBLA team competed in the annual District competition Feb. 6, but the day was cut short due to impending weather.


Sophomores Abby Farmer, from left, Georgia Winfield, Elizabeth Torrey, Anna Albritton and Morgan Mos pose for a picture at Districts Feb. 6. photo courtesy of Georgia Winfield

by Mary Massman, Breaking News Editor

The FBLA team competed at Districts Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Blue Springs Christian Church. The team and moderator social studies teacher Alicia Stewart met at the Windmoor Center at 6:40 a.m. The team has usually taken a bus to the event, but this year they departed for Blue Springs in student carpools and one van.

Stewart anticipated the event lasting until 3 p.m., when the award ceremony was over, but around 11:30 a.m., moderators collectively decided to end the event early due to warnings of dangerous road conditions and ice. The award ceremony was cancelled, and students returned to school during activity two.

Junior and FBLA president Anne Chapman admitted she was disappointed to hear the day would be cut short. This is Chapman’s third year attending Districts, and she always looks forward to meeting new people in her downtime at the event.

“I usually find Districts to be fun as the time spent after my performance until the award ceremony is usually up to me, but since everybody had gotten to perform, it made sense and I accepted it,” Chapman said. “I enjoyed getting to go home afterwards.”

Stewart received the District results via email, and notified all participants of their placement. This is Chapman’s third year competing in the Parliamentary Procedures event, and although this is her first year not qualifying for state, she is proud of how the team did.

“It was unfortunate to have placed second,” Chapman said. “I can’t complain, though, because us Parliamentary Procedures members gave it our all, and we are proud of each other and that is all that really matters to us now.”

The FBLA District results are as follows:

*indicates those that qualified for State

Business Plan Anna Albritton; Georgia Winfield 2
Client Service Anna Swanson 4
Digital Video Production Annie Kelley 4
Broadcast Journalism Noel Busch; Sophie Harlan; Anna Lack 3
Graphic Design Abby Farmer; Mogan Mos; Elizabeth Torrey 1 *
Introduction to Business Mogan Mos 2 *
Introduction to Business Communication Morgan Saxe 5 *
Introduction to Business Procedures Mary Kate Gallagher 3 *
Introduction to Business Procedures Hattie McLane 4 *
Introduction to FBLA Anna Lack 1 *
Job Interview Sophia Durone 3
Journalism Ella Norton 1 *
Journalism Julia Flores 2 *
Journalism Sophia Durone 4 *
Management Decision Making Jacqueline Hawley; Brynne Kelley; Morgan Saxe 4
Parliamentary Procedure Team Anna Albritton; Anne Chapman; Mary Massman; Anna Swanson; Georgia Winfield 2
Public Service Announcement Mary Diamond; Kate Schaefer 5
Sales Presentation Sydney Waldron 2
Social Media Campaign Marie Bruck; Erin Graham; Evelyn O’Reilly 5