Washougal FBLA students make mark at regional competition

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On Feb. 2, Washougal High School students in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the Winter Leadership Conference at Lower Columbia College in Longview, and qualified for state competitions. The conference brought together FBLA chapters from across the region, hosting student competitions in topics central to business leadership skills.

Seven WHS students placed in 10 events at the competitions. Madeline Brock placed first in the Word Processing event and sixth in the Introduction to Public Speaking event. Laura Perez placed third in the Journalism event. Jacob Larzalere placed third in the Introduction to Public Speaking event and fourth in the Impromptu Speaking event. Carter Wilson placed fourth in the Personal Finance event and sixth in the Health Care Administration event. Liberty Andelman placed fourth in the Introduction to Social Media Strategy event. Angel Plaza placed fourth in the Business Management event and Hannah Arnold placed sixth in the Advertising event.

In team events, Washougal High School students placed in three events. Laura Perez and Carter Wilson placed fifth in Broadcast Journalism. Liberty Andelman and Madeline Brock placed sixth in the Introduction to Business Presentation event. Hannah Arnold and Laura Perez placed sixth in the International Business team event.

FBLA prepares students across the country to become the business and community leaders of tomorrow. At Washougal High School, students participate in afterschool FBLA programs to develop community-minded business skills while preparing for bright future careers.