Twenty-two Payson High School students won 20 trophies last week at a regional Future Business Leaders of America competition in Thatcher.
“I couldn’t be more proud of them and I know they all did their best. They really shined in front of everybody that was there,” said teacher Bud Evans.
Nearly 1,000 students across eastern and southern Arizona attended the Feb. 4 event.
Students take tests, make presentations and attend workshops on personal finance and succeeding in business, among other things. Students even learned dining etiquette.
“It’s not just a competition,” Evans said.
Attending the competition motivates students to learn, Evans added. And with trophies lining his classroom, other students are asking what they can do to attend.
“The energy has been contagious,” Evans said. During an April statewide competition, students can qualify to attend nationals in June.
FBLA is a nationwide organization with nearly 5,000 members in more than 80 Arizona middle and high schools.
• Nathaniel Curi: second place team Network Design, fourth Help Desk, fourth Network Concepts
• Justin Enlow: first team Network Design
• Savannah Flores: second Chapter Name Tag Design
• Ashley Hoffman: fifth Cyber Security
• Tyler Kenney: first Computer Problem Solving, second team Network Design, third Network Concepts
• David Knauer: first team Network Design, first Cyber Security
• Nick Lins: second Economics
• Aman Sharma: first team Network Design, third Computer Concepts
• Dillon Walker: fourth Computer Concepts, fifth Intro to Technology
• Bryce Wilcox: second team Network Design, second Network Concepts