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.