Nation Ford’s FBLA ‘Outstanding’ at State, sets sights on Nationals

From staff reportsApril 5, 2014 

Nation Ford Students who competed in the recent state FBLA competition. Most are now headed to Nationals. s

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    Here are the results for the Nation Ford students who participated:

    Jacob Siebert, Accounting 1, fourth place; Joey Martinek, Business Calculations, second place; Morgan Witherspoon, Business Calculations, first place; Amanda Agrawal, Business Ethics team, third place; Gretchen Hall, Business Ethics team, third place; Terence Devone, Business Math, first place; Grace Prentice, Business Presentation team, fifth place; Drew Reynolds, Business Presentation team, fifth place; Wes Altman, Computer Applications, fourth place; Hannah Willoughby, Economics, first place; DeKiah Baxter, Emerging Business Issues team, fifth place; Alexis Wood, Emerging Business Issues team, fifth place; Madelinne Pope, Emerging Business Issues team, fifth place; Kayla Causey, Emerging Business Issues team, third place; Julia Soprano, Emerging Business Issues team, third place; Natalie Chuck, Emerging Business Issues team, third place; Lexi Figueredo, Health Care Administration, fifth place; Caroline Greer, Health Care Administration, first place; Brianna Prosser, Insurance and Risk Management, first place; John Kemp, Job Interview, third place; Briana Iorio, Job Interview, second place; Emily Kluttz, Marketing team, first place; Becca Steele, Marketing team, first place; Marissa Sewell, Marketing team, first place; Jimmy Baker, Personal Finance, second place; Sabah Bhamani, Public Speaking I, fourth place; Cleve Fisher, Sports and Entertainment Management team, fifth place; Nick Jansson, Sports and Entertainment Management team, fifth place; Jimmy Hall, Sports and Entertainment Management team, fifth place; Jacob Wright, Sports and Entertainment Management team, second place; Kieran Intemann, Sports and Entertainment Management team, second place; Amy Bailey, Spreadsheet Applications, fourth place; Savannah Marsh, Spreadsheet Applications, third place; Hannah Harvey, Spreadsheet Applications; second place; Jessica Marsh, Word Processing, third place.

— Forty-seven Nation Ford High School students attended the 2014 State FBLA Conference recently in North Charleston and won the Outstanding Chapter Award.

Most of the students qualified for the upcoming FBLA National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

“To put it in perspective, this was like winning the Super Bowl,” FBLA adviser Lynn Marsh said. “It was a tremendous honor to be recognized and win.”

The Outstanding Chapter Award is based on the Local Chapter Annual Business Report, an approximately 30-page paper containing information on all the things FBLA does throughout the year including community service, contests and fundraising.

“Many of the kids were competing in areas that were well out of their comfort zone,” Marsh said. “We are extremely happy they challenged themselves, whether they won a trophy or not. Others learned that being smart is not always enough – effort and prep are still extremely important. This year has been a huge lesson in what they really can do and humility.”

Students who placed but did not qualify for nationals still have the opportunity to attend the conference and possibly compete if higher place winners don’t make the trip.

Nation Ford’s FBLA donated 102 Build-a-Bears to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Greenville and donated money to participate in the March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Babies Dance.

The trip to Nashville costs $800 per person this year. Students are willing to take on small jobs to help raise the money. If you need babysitters, yard work, spring cleaning, contact Marsh at marshl@fort-mill.k12.sc.us.

To learn more about NaFo’s FBLA, go to nfhsfbla.com.

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