Some of the future business leaders of Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon and America were on display this weekend as the Oregon FBLA‘s Columbia Delta Regional Skills Conference was held at Canby High School.
Oregon FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, is the premier organization for student leaders preparing for careers in business, management, entrepreneurship, and technology.
As Canby High School business teacher and Canby FBLA adviser Tonya Boustead explained, there were a lot of changes to the competition this year. Canby’s region was combined with another to form the Columbia Delta, which has 13 chapters of the Oregon FBLA.
“Since only the top 10 competitors in each event qualify for state, this definitely made it more difficult to qualify for state this year,” she said.
Despite the increased competition, many Canby High students rose to the challenge and qualified for the state competition. Some of the most impressive finishes included:
Other qualifiers included Naarai Gomez (Accounting II, 10th); Diego Arredondo (Accounting II, 9th; Entrepreneurship, 5th); Emma Ulven (Advertising, 10th); Makenna Reierson (Business Calculations, 7th); Caleb Chupp (Business Law, 4th; Entrepreneurship, 5th); Nellie Hanson (Entrepreneurship, 5th; Marketing, 6th); Ellie Thompson (Entrepreneurship, 5th; Marketing, 6th); Ben Bailey (Entrepreneurship, 5th); Kamryn Millar (Introduction to Business, 8th); Mykenzie Burnell (Introduction to Business Procedures, 5th); Maddox Oliver (Introduction to Business Procedures, 4th; Sports and Entertainment Management, 8th); Emma Hodson (Introduction to Business Procedures, 6th); John Vandecoevering (Introduction to Business Procedures, 8th; Sports and Entertainment Management, 8th); T.J. Edward (Introduction to Business Procedures, 9th); Sydney Cochell (Introduction to Business Procedures, 10th); Bree Marino (Introduction to Public Speaking, 7th); Austin Troxler (Political Science, 7th; Public Speaking, 10th); Ellis Kropf (Sports and Entertainment Management, 8th).
“I’m really proud of these students for all they’ve accomplished, and I am excited for the state competition in Portland in April,” Boustead said.
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