California High School FBLA Competes in First Round of Contests
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
California High School sent seven students to FBLA District Competition at Sturgeon High School on Feb. 18.
Those in attendance were Meleigha Caudel, Sierra Happold, Brooke Holliday, Walter Juarez, Noel Sandoval and Lacey Thompson.
Mary Thomas, sponsor, spoke about the competition, “The district contest was well organized and enjoyable for participants and instructors. Our students did well and had a valuable learning experience. The speakers were fun to listen to, and we had the opportunity to meet many new people.”
As a team competing in Global Business, Sandoval and Thompson received second place. As a team Holliday and Walters received sixth place in Management Decision Making. Also, Juarez and Happold competed as a team receiving tenth in Business Ethics.
In individual events, Thompson placed third in marketing. Thompson also placed fourth in the category of Job Interview. Sandoval placed fifth in the individual event of Accounting I. Other members who completed online tests prior to contest were Caudel and Taylor Jenkins.
Juarez, a junior, says “FBLA competition was a great experience and preparation for college.”
Sandoval adds, “We learned a life lesson that hard work can have good results.”
Since the chaos of competition has come to a close, FBLA hopes to get an inside look at the business world by touring a business later this semester.