Westwood Middle School’s FBLA sent 5 members to the State Business Leadership Conference in Bellevue, WA, where over 1,500 members from over 100 different schools attended. This team brought home 13 plaques and medals in 10 different events with 2 members qualifying for Nationals in San Antonio, TX on June 29-July 2, and state champions in 5 events.
Jason Hatfield was the State Champion in three events: Business Math, Computer Applications, and Computer Science and Coding. He will be competing at FBLA National Leadership in Computer Science and Coding. The other two state champs were Carolyn Currin in Business Etiquette, in which she will be competing at Nationals, and Nia Guest for Ethical Leadership. Nia Guest also finished as state runner-up in Elevator Speech. Westwood also had two 3rd place, two 4th place, a 5th place, 6th place, and a 7th place finish.
Below is a list of all of the events, placement, and competitors.
QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS
Carolyn Currin (Business Etiquette)
Jason Hatfield (Computer Science and Coding)
(Nia Guest, Alternate for Elevator Speech)
Business Math - Jason Hatfield
Business Etiquette - Carolyn Currin
Computer Applications (High School Event) - Jason Hatfield
Computer Science and Coding - Jason Hatfield
Ethical Leadership - Nia Guest
STATE RUNNER-UP Elevator Speech - Nia Guest
OTHER TOP TEN PLACEMENTS
3rd - Community Service Project - Carolyn Currin, Ethan Duong, and Nia Guest
3rd - Digital Citizenship (High School Event) - Carolyn Currin
4th - Ethical Leadership - Jason Hatfield
4th - Political Science (High School Event) - Jason Hatfield
5th - Ethical Leadership - Carolyn Currin
6th - Career Exploration - Tenaya Belsby
7th - Ethical Leadership - Tenaya Belsby