FBLA students win big at state conference

FBLA students win big at state conference
Posted on 04/22/2022
FBLA students from Palisade High posing in front of a large glass building

Grand Junction, CO - Several Future Business Leaders of America students from across District 51 qualified for the National FBLA Conference at the 2022 FBLA State Leadership Conference April 18-20 in Aurora. The national conference will take place June 29-July 2 in Chicago.

Approximately 2,807 students and advisers attended the state conference, where students participated in more than 70 competitive events related to business, leadership, and problem-solving.

Fruita Monument High School is sending six students to nationals, and possibly more alternates. Cody Bailey and Emily Staton placed first in the state in Accounting and Human Resources, respectively. Paula Bostelman, Abby Hanna, and Camryn Somerville placed second in the Business Plan competition; Zane Ebel placed third in Economics; and Rachel Park placed fourth in Intro to Public Speaking. FMHS had five other Top 10 finishers.

Palisade High School won the Champion Chapter Award and the Peak 5 Chapter Award; Sierra Coykendall placed second in the Organizational Leadership category; Layton Tobin placed third in Computer Problem Solving; and Claire Elise Rasmussen earned the Contributor, Advocate, Leader, and Capstone Business Achievement Awards. PHS had four other Top 10 finishers.

Grand Junction High School’s Taytin Koblich and Dean Witters placed third in the state in Web Design, Sydney Dunlap earned the Leader Business Achievement Award, and GJHS took home a Peak 5 Chapter Award and Champion Chapter Award. The Tigers had two other Top 10 finishers.

Central High School is sending two students to Nationals. Erica Young and Isenia Fregoso finished third in Hospitality Management. CHS also has two alternates/Top 10 finishers that may qualify for Nationals as well.