Walla Walla High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter members recently competed in the Southeast Region Winter Leadership Conference at Connell High School.
Approximately 200 competitors represented 12 area schools and could participate in more than 40 events.
Blue Devils' 21 members recorded 29 Top Five places in their events.
"Every year I am amazed at what the kids are able to accomplish, and this was no exception," said Wa-Hi FBLA adviser Scott Reardon.
"They come off the stage after placing and I have this very real shocked look on my face.
"All of the FBLA students worked hard to get here and should be very proud of their accomplishments. I was most pleased with what we were able to do in the speaking events, because the competition is pretty tough in those areas."
Top Five event winners include:
Marcus Agidius, first in marketing, second in business math; Janice Barlow, first in business ethics team, fourth in computer problem-solving and fifth in client service; Alex Bennett, second in global business team; Bosco Brittain, third in introduction to business; Merrick Calder, third in global business team; Aron Castro, third each in personal finance and entrepreneurship team;
Nathan Christen, first in technology concepts and third in entrepreneurship team; Brianna Coffland, fourth in word processing II, first in economics, second in global business; Mike Collison, first in personal finance and second in sports management; Nathan Gallinat, fifth each in personal finance and sports management; Amanda Hamilton, second in marketing, first each in business law and global business team, third in merging business issues team; Greggory Heller, second in introduction to technology concepts; Colton Hill, first in sports management; Xinyue Lu, first in global business team; Justin Mathews, fourth in impromptu speaking and thirds in emerging business issues team and business law; Shelby Osborn, first in business ethics team, second in public speaking II and third in emerging business issues team; Nick Poolman, second in economics; Melissa Santana, fifth in public speaking II, fourth in accounting I; Jocelyn Vargas, fourth in introduction to business communications.
Aldeir Sotelo and Jazmin Llanes-Macias who participated in word processing II, desktop publishing, computer applications and spreadsheet applications.
FBLA members will next compete in the State Leadership Conference April 8-10 in Yakima.
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