FBLA Competes in Spring Conference


Pluto Douglas, Assistant Newspaper Editor

   The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a nationwide organization for young entrepreneurs and go-getters. Members of the organization participate in a plethora of competitions; data analysis, job interviews, graphic design, application development, etc. Southside has its own chapter of FBLA with about 70 members.

   Wednesday, February 8, 2023, marked the date of a regional Spring conference. Southside brought many participating members to compete. As students presented and engaged in their events, speeches and actions occurred on stage.

   Southside placed spectacularly at this conference. During the award ceremony, students performed as followed: 16 first-place awards; 4 second-place awards; 5 third-place awards; 2 fourth-place awards; 2 fifth-place awards; and 2 sixth-place awards. A total of 39 members placed and now qualify for the state conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

   Attached you will find a list of the awarded members. Make sure to congratulate them and wish them luck at the state conference!

Student Event
1st Place Chantha Phrasavath Accounting 2
Ananya Taggarse Advertising
Leeann Kouemo Business Law
Natalie Williams Computer Applications
Peter Pham Cybersecurity
Tu Nguyen Entrepreneurship
Serina Huang and Kathy Nguyen Graphic Design
Brianna Andrews and Ella Grannon Hospitality and Event Management
Sanskruti Ghanti Human Resource Management
Myiesha Permana Insurance and Risk Management
Mikala Hembra Introduction to Marketing
Mackenzie Settlage and Avalyn Sexton Introduction to Event Planning
Jayden Tran Introduction to Public Speaking
Alina Alam, Valeina Kwo, and Melati Lindout Introduction to Social Media Strategy
Elizabeth Do Organizational Leadership
Kate Bunnell and Cooper Oxford Social Media Strategy
2nd Place Kobe Gonzales Accounting 1
Eric Fuhrman Introduction to Business Concepts
Grant Blythe and James Riche Marketing
3rd Place Aden Schell Computer Problem Solving
Kate Holycross Job Interview
Meredith Pierce and Marisol Woodruff Publication Design
Tyrone Palmer and Hassen Zaman Sports and Entertainment Management
Nguyen Nguyen Supply Chain Management
4th Place Audrey Mohlhenrich Business Communications
Yulissa Ocampo Journalism
5th Place Lorraine Bonilla Introduction to Business Procedures
Emily Linthavong Personal Finance
6th Place Dung Vo Business Calculations
Shelby Soto Introduction to Financial Math