Members of the Southside High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter recently competed in the organization's Arkansas State Conference. Nineteen students placed either first, second, or third place in their respective categories and will represent the state FBLA's National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California this summer.
The following SHS students placed first, second and third at the state event:
*Alan Pinter, Computer Problem Solving
*Marrissa Garr, Madison Lager and Sami Sexton, Global Business
*Devin Dishner, Impromptu Speaking
*Southside FBLA, Largest Chapter Membership
*Taylor Enslow, Electronic Career Portfolio
*Drew Smith, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
*Shailyn Arthurs, Andrea Brugger and Rebecca Roebuck, Business Financial Plan
*Angela Hernandez, Katie Brown, Jessica Miranda, Reyna Rodriguez and Karla Sintigo, Parliamentary Procedure
*Rachel Davis, Economics
*Chase Luper and Sean Lundquist, E-Business
"These students represented our school well as strong academic competitors and well-mannered, professionally dressed young adults," said FBLA Sponsor Kelley Todd. "They did an outstanding job."
The Southside FBLA chapter was also honored with the Hollis & Kitty Guy Gold Seal Award of Merit, making it one of only 11 Arkansas chapters recommended to National FBLA for recognition. The group also earned the FBLA Shining Star Award for increasing local membership.
Students Pedro Gutierrez and Alan Pinter were recognized as Who's Who in FBLA. They, along with fellow student Rebecca Roebuck, also earned the first level of the National Business Achievement Awards.
Todd was also honored with the Outstanding Local Adviser Award for contributions to the association at the local, district, state, and national levels. She will also be recognized at the national conference this summer.
District Officer Maddy Willis and District/State Officer Nick Rincon will join Todd and the competition winners in representing the chapter, District and state at the national conference.