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Freeman High’s FBLA chapter members advance to nationals after taking top honors at state

Wed., May 10, 2017, noon

Freeman High School’s FBLA chapter competed at the 2017 state FBLA conference in Spokane in April. Pictured are, front row: Morgan Stokoe, Shilo Stuart, Desi Thosath, Elsa Longhurst, Celia Vigil; back row: Tyler Waite, Jarett Wright, Noah Carasco, Erick Flack, Jack Cramer, Tyler Haase, Shayna Nickerson, Jared Lara, Aimee Cox, Marley Pratt and adviser Scott Moore. Chapter members not pictured are Hailey Conklin and Nathan Longhurst. (Freeman High School / Courtesy photo)
Freeman High School’s FBLA chapter competed at the 2017 state FBLA conference in Spokane in April. Pictured are, front row: Morgan Stokoe, Shilo Stuart, Desi Thosath, Elsa Longhurst, Celia Vigil; back row: Tyler Waite, Jarett Wright, Noah Carasco, Erick Flack, Jack Cramer, Tyler Haase, Shayna Nickerson, Jared Lara, Aimee Cox, Marley Pratt and adviser Scott Moore. Chapter members not pictured are Hailey Conklin and Nathan Longhurst. (Freeman High School / Courtesy photo)

Five Freeman High School FBLA chapter members earned top honors at the 2017 State Leadership Conference in Spokane and qualified for the upcoming National FBLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.

Juniors Nathan Longhurst, Marley Pratt, Shilo Stuart and Jarett Wright, and sophomore Celia Vigil will attend the national conference in June with adviser Scott Moore. Freeman’s other state placers, seniors Tyler Haase and Desi Thosath and junior Tyler Waite, were named alternates.

Other Freeman students who competed at state were Noah Carasco, Hailey Conklin and Morgan Stokoe, all seniors; Aimee Cox, Jack Cramer, Erick Flack, Jared Lara and Shayna Nickerson, all juniors; and Elsa Longhurst, freshman.

Freeman students took top honors at state in these categories:

Public speaking 1 – Vigil, first place.

Client service – Stuart, third place.

Business communications – Nathan Longhurst, fourth place.

Web design – Team of Pratt and Wright, fourth place.

Community service project – Team of Nathan Longhurst, Pratt and Stuart, fourth

Personal finance – Nathan Longhurst, seventh place.

Impromptu speaking – Shilo Stuart, seventh place.

Emerging business issues – Team of Haase and Thosath, seventh place.

Business calculations – Nathan Longhurst, eighth place.

Public service announcement – Team of Pratt, Waite and Wright, 10th place.

Journalism – Vigil, 10th place.

The entrepreneurship team of Conklin and Lara, and the introduction to business presentation team of Elsa Longhurst and Vigil both advanced to state finals but fell short of qualifying for nationals in those categories.



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