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High-schoolers demonstrate award-winning business acumen at FBLA state conference

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VAIL - Students from high schools in Douglas County made their presence known at the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conference, held April 5-9.

FBLA is a national organization committed to building confident student leaders through activities related to business, management and marketing. Student members are exposed to a variety of enterprise endeavors, from information technology to sports and entertainment management.

District conferences are held in early February, where FBLA members from across Colorado compete with their peers from neighboring schools. Top finishers from each of the district conferences then gathered in Vail during the last week of April to test their business knowledge and skills.

State competitors matched wits in individual and team events. The top finishers demonstrated exemplary skills in leadership and career development, and are now eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville this summer.

Douglas County High School
Student Name Event Name Placement National Qualifer

Shawn Ong

Database Design & Applications

1st

Yes

Chase Youngman, Patrick Tan, Topher Ahrens

Entrepreneurship Team

1st

Yes

Reese Watt

Help Desk

1st

Yes

Sabrina Jain

Impromptu Speaking

1st

Yes

Jessica Laury

Public Speaking II

1st

Yes

Tucker Middleton & Zack Brenner

Sports and Entertainment Management Team

3rd

Yes

Mountain Vista High School

Connor Mawhinney

Accounting 1

1st

y

Nick McLaughlin

Accounting 1

3rd

y

Aparna Krishnaswamy and Karishma Patel

Business Financial Plan

1st

y

Abhi Sharma

Cyber Security

1st

y

Michael Shin and AJ Stowell

Emerging Business Issues

1st

y

Ponderosa High School

Collin Smith

Network Design (Team)

1st

Yes

Peter Gibbs

Network Design (Team)

1st

Yes

Ashley Baller (and Chapter)

Peak 2 Award

 

 

Rock Canyon High School

Luke Zahorik, Jessica Hastings, Paris Allred

Public Service Announcement

1ST

Yes

Claire Zahorik

Job Interview

1ST

Yes

Karlee Suhanyi, Megan Boyles

Marketing

1ST

Yes

Sriram Nalla,
Daniel Kim

Web Site Design

1ST

Yes

Paul Bryson

Business Procedures

2ND

Yes

Maddie Krawiec, Tessa Fuchsman

Digital Design & Promotion

2ND

Yes

Joseph Wainwright, Devaraj Tripasuri, Nathan Pucheril

Global Business

3RD

Yes

Manasa Ponnapalli

Computer Applications

3RD

Yes

MathiVadhani Hari Krishnan

Help Desk

3RD

Yes

ThunderRidge High School

Nick Erickson

Computer Problem Solving

3

Y

Anthony Super

Networking Concepts

2

Y

Nick Polema

Networking Concepts

3

y

Zach Jones and Katelyn Hekkert

Annual Business Report

2

Y

Katelyn and Kendra Romero

Life Skills

1

Y

May 7, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Douglas County High School, Mountain Vista High School, Ponderosa High School, Rock Canyon HS Pre-K, ThunderRidge High School, Career and Technical Education

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