On March 15th, 2019, several Wayne County FBLA students traveled to compete. The students attended the FBLA Region 2 Conference at Western Kentucky University for the first time - previously, the group had been part of Region 6 and had traveled to EKU for the conference. Some of the students had competed in production tests prior to the conference, and many competed the day of on the university campus. Students were put the test in a variety of business-related categories, utilizing the skills they had learned in classes at the Wayne County Area Technology Center.
Of the competing students, twelve placed at the regional level. These students included: Cas Powell, Kacie Rose, Keyleigh Stringer, Lauren Hughes, Leah Bell, Myles Gregory, Nicole Hesse, Chloye Rice, Rachael Allen, Renee Allen, Rachel Rains, and Riley Jones. These students received their trophies on stage in front of their peers, being aptly rewarded for their achievements. In total, the Wayne County chapter of FBLA took home seven first place trophies, five second place trophies, and two third place trophies as well as a valuable educational experience for every member involved. To add to the impact the Wayne County FBLA was leaving on their first year in Region 2, Adviser Robert Allen was nominated as an Outstanding Adviser of Region 2.
The students who placed at the region conference will soon be attending the Kentucky FBLA State Leadership Conference. Students will compete in their events once more for this conference, and if they place here they will be given the opportunity to continue and compete at a national level. The State Leadership Conference will take place over the course of April 15th-17th. Good luck to the FBLA members moving on to compete at the SLC!
The Wayne County Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA Adviser Robert Allen, who was nominated as an Outstanding Adviser of Region 2, demonstrating proper tie-tying techniques
FBLA Adviser Dana Hurd teaching the young men of Wayne County FBLA how to properly tie their ties
Leah Bell performing her act for the talent show
Riley Jones, 2nd Place Intro to FBLA
Renee Allen, 1st Place Word Processing and 2nd Place Personal Finance
Rachel Rains, 3rd Place Journalism
Rachael Allen, 1st Place Computer Applications and 1st Place Health Care Administration
Nicole Hesse and Chloye Rice, 1st Place Hospitality Management
Myles Gregory, 2nd Place Agribusiness
Leah Bell, 1st Place Talent Show
Lauren Hughes, 2nd Place Economics
Kayleigh Stringer, 2nd Place Advertising
Kacie Rose, 3rd Place Accounting 1
Cas Barnett, 1st Place Help Desk and 1st Place Spreadsheet Applications
Students advancing to state conference posed with their trophies