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Monarch High School's students had a great showing at the FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Vail Colorado April 19-22.
FBLA National Qualifiers (these students have the opportunity to compete at National in Atlanta in June)Eric Horacek - Spreadsheet Applications - 1st placeBen Mead - Marketing - 2nd placeCarrie Keith - Impromptu Speaking - 2nd place
FBLA Medalist - FinalistLindsay Baum - Personal Finance - 4th placeEric Contini - Management Information Systems - 4th placeShazad Sahak - Management Information Systems - 4th placeChris Contini - Business Presentation - 5th placeConnor Pennington - Business Presentation - 5th placeKenneth Forward - Business Presentation - 5th placeGeoff Abel - Business Financial Plan - 5th placeAmy Abel - Business Financial Plan - 5th placeKirsten Nelson - Business Financial Plan- 5th placeKatie Pham - Desktop Application Programming - 7th placeKevin Zoglo - Desktop Application Programming - 6th placeNick Aberle - Desktop Application Programming - 4th place
FBLA State Qualifiers/ParticipantsKirk Raikes - Banking and Financial SystemsCameron Sadafi - Website DevelopmentPeter Wineman - Website DevelopmentJulia Dziennik - Accounting 2Varun Natraj - Business CalculationsJessie Chiu - Desktop PublishingTiti Pham - Desktop PublishingElliot Porter - Intro to BusinessConner Nash - Intro to BusinessJeremiah Allen - Banking and Financial SystemsKristen Watkins - Parli ProKylie Dickson - Parli ProKaila Terwilliger - Parli ProLindsay Pawlas - Parli Pro
The team officers also took home a "Peak 5 Award" which is the highest level of recognition a chapter can obtain for the "Program of work" completed for the year.
Monarch had two state officers representing their conference and recognition of both officers: Olivia Heel State Vice President District 2 and Geoff Abel, Treasurer District 2 State Office. They were in charge of organizing the District 2 state conference for 800 students and advisers which took place at Johnson and Wales, February 22.
In addition, Olivia and Geoff had these responsibilities at the state conference: Olivia Heel and Geoff Abel represented Monarch High School as state officers at this year’s FBLA State Conference in Vail from April 20-22. Olivia, the District 2 Vice President, and Geoff, the State Treasurer, worked with the 11 other state officers to help run the conference. While on stage in front of a group of around 3,000, they were asked to hand awards to competition winners and speak about the conference at the two general sessions. Other responsibilities the two had were to collect money for the March of Dimes and walk around the span of the conference to set a good example and make sure all members were following the rules. Geoff and Olivia put in extra hours to make sure the conference ran smoothly. They practiced stage set up and speaking with the other officers at early hours, and stayed up late to have meetings with their state advisers.
"Because of the help of these state officers, the FBLA State Leadership Conference was a great success this year," said Dana Anderson, marketing and business teacher at Monarch High School.
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