Payson High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) returned from the Arizona FBLA State Leadership Conference with 11 trophies.
Sixteen PHS students competed with more than 1,500 students to claim the coveted information technologies events and earned the gold level chapter award.
The top competitors in each event will represent Arizona at the national FBLA conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif.
PHS FBLA national contenders are John Evans, Jacob Enlow and Trenton Hodges as the computer network design team; Sierra McMartin in the network concepts event; Rishele Shoults takes on the cyber security competitors; and Adele Becker developed a winning computer game simulation.
FBLA is the oldest and one of the largest business student organizations in the world. Students, educators and business professionals from across the nation have chosen to be members of this premier business education association, preparing students for highly specialized careers.
The National Leadership Conference is the pinnacle of the FBLA experience. The conference objective is to allow students to show their advanced skills in over 80 events, helping them compete in an increasingly technical world. The best and brightest of FBLA convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their future careers through workshops and exhibits.