SHS FBLA Attends State Conference

By Brynn Abernathy

On April 14-16, 51 Sterling High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members competed at the State Leadership Conference in Vail, CO. These members competed with tests, presentations and projects.3

2Throughout the course of the three-day conference, members took part in an opening ceremony, competitions, a dance and closing ceremonies. They also had the opportunity to attend multiple workshops presented by business professionals and a college fair.

Four SHS students, sophomores Cassidy Paxton and Lauryn Luft and juniors Jessica Holloway and Amanda Scherbarth, beat out other competitors from all over the state to earn a spot to compete with their projects at the National FBLA Leadership Conference this summer.

Paxton was awarded first place for her Website Design project.   1

“At nationals I’m most excited to compete with my project that I worked so hard on and to experience Atlanta,” she said.

The team of Holloway, Scherbarth and Luft placed fourth in their Mobile App Development project.

“I am looking forward to meeting new people at nationals and doing the best on our presentation that we can,” said Luft.

“I was very pleased with how our chapter competed at State FBLA this year,” said FBLA President Logan Kiefer. “I believe the four girls who qualified for Nationals are a group of competitive, intelligent girls. They surely will leave a strong impression on the judges they will face at Nationals.”

The National FBLA Leadership Conference will take place on June 28- July 2 in Atlanta, GA.