By: Alexa Stanley/ Social-Media Director
The Future Business Leaders of America’s student organization competition was held at Keystone College. Blue Ridge’s members include, Hunter Heeman (freshman), Allyssa Johnson (junior), Mackenzie Lewis (junior), Hailey Tripp (junior), Jerni Schell (junior), Brock Gumaer (junior), Eli McArthur (junior), Benjamin Gudykunst (junior), Andrew Merrell (junior), and Luis Tobon (junior).
Blue Ridge’s members performed very well and brought a gold medal home thanks to Allyssa Johnson, who placed first in the journalism category in the competition.
“I was surprised. There were so many others who took it, I didn’t think little ole me would win!” stated Johnson.
Jerni Schell states that “It was definitely an experience that everyone should go through. You meet new people, learn many new things, and then go to any fun workshops you want to attend.”
- Allyssa Johnson – 1st Place in Journalism (State Qualifier)
- Andrew Merrell – 4th Place in Business Calculations
- Hailey Tripp – 4th Place in Journalism
- Luis Tobin – 5th Place in Business Communication
- Eli McArthur – 5th Place in Advertising
- Benjamin Gudykunst – 7th Place in Advertising
- Jerni Schell – 7th Place in Business Law
- Hunter Heeman – 8th Place in Business Law
- Brock Gunmaer – 8th Place in Accounting I
- Mackenzie Lewis – 9th Place in Business Law
Overall, the day went well and many of the FBLA members showed their best strengths.
Alexa Stanley is a bubbly senior with an aspiration for adventure! She has participated in volleyball, track and cheerleading. She will be furthering her education with a focus on nursing, hoping to achieve her goal of making a difference.