The Odessa Record -

By Terri King
FBLA Advisor 

Odessa FBLA named Outstanding Chapter of the Year 2019


Last updated 4/26/2019 at 10:40am

Terri King

A tree branch fell while Odessa students were on a tour of the UW campus in Seattle.

The Odessa High School FBLA chapter traveled to the state business leadership conference held in Bellevue last week, April 10-13. Despite being ambushed by a wayward pine branch as the Odessa group was touring the University of Washington campus, the students handled their presentations during the conference with skill and confidence.

The following teams won awards and the ability to attend the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas from June 24 to June 27 this summer.

First place for the American Enterprise Project team of Daeton Deife, Tori Weishaar, Pilot Weishaar and Charleigh Cornett.

Sixth place for the Graphic Design team of Ireland Luiten, Brenna Carstensen and Caitlyn Schuh.

Seventh place for the Graphic Design team of Emma Caler, Kaya Curo and Alyssa Iverson.

Fifth place for the Business Financial Plan team of Tim DeWulf, Kassidy Crossley and Keith Strebeck.

Sixth place for the Emerging Business Issues team of Lane Lobe, McKennah Davison and Eric Johnston.

Seventh place for the Business Financial Plan team of Landen Brooks, Emma Caler and Megan Shafer.

Second place for the Intro to Business Presentation team of Charleigh Cornett, Emily Scrupps and Chloe Winkler.

Second place for the Local Chapter Annual Business Report team of Kassidy Crossley, Tori Weishaar, Maddy Wagner and Ireland Luiten.

Seventh place in Job Interview for Megan Shafer.

Fourth place for the Publication Design team of Maddy Wagner and Tori Weishaar.

First place for the Partnership with Business team of Jett Nelson, Emily Scrupps, Brenna Carstensen, Caitlyn Schuh and Nathan Carstensen.

Terri King

University police and EMTs tend to the many minor bumps and bruises experienced by the teens and their chaperones. No serious injuries resulted, and the students went on to compete well at the state conference.

Second place for the Community Service Project team of Colton Messer, Chloe Winkler, Maddy Wagner and Eric Johnston.

First place for the Business Plan team of Camden Weber, Josie Westmoreland and Marcus King.

Seventh place for the Business Ethics team of Jaden Hunt, Josh Clark and Drew Hardung.

First place for the Broadcast Journalism team of Brady Walter and Maddie Scrupps.

The Odessa FBLA chapter was also rewarded by being named the Outstanding Chapter of the Year!

Their advisor Terri King was assisted at the conference by several students' mothers. "Their knowledge of FBLA, business and technology, and their ability to keep 35 teenagers properly dressed, fed, organized and happy allows our chapter to be outstanding," King said. "Just when it seemed the sky was falling, they handled every crisis with grace and wisdom."


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