On Monday, April sixteenth, seven FBLA students and their adviser, Rob Allen, departed from the ATC around eight in the morning. These students were headed to the annual FBLA State Leadership Conference. The students participating had all placed in the top three spots of their Regional level competitions, and were heading to compete – or, if they had already competed in an online test or production, to find out their placement in – in one or more event.
The Kentucky FBLA SLC took place at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. While there, the students participated in an opening session, which took place on Monday, an awards ceremony which took place on Tuesday night, and a closing ceremony on Wednesday morning before the bus arrived to take the students home. On Tuesday there were also a variety of activities, such as interactive booths, open events, and leadership workshops. On Monday the talent show took place, in which Wayne County senior Bailey Wright did her performance.
Tuesday night the awards ceremony took place. Of the seven, three placed. Bailey Wright placed first in Talent Show: Most Entertaining. Two students qualified to move on to the National level: Rachael Allen, who won second place in Healthcare Administration, and Renee Allen, who placed fourth in Word Processing.
(l-r): Keelan Rodriguez, Cas Powell, Riley Jones, Bailey Wright, Renee Allen, WC ATC teacher Rob Allen, Rachael Allen
(L-r) Rachel Allen, WC ATC Teacher Rob Allen, Renee Allen
The winners of the FBLA SLC: Rachel Allen, 2nd place in Healthcare Administration, Bailey Wright, 1st place in Talent Show - most entertaining, Renee Allen, Word Processing - 4th place
Bailey Wright performing "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses
Bailey Wright winning first place at the Talent Show
The competitors waiting patiently for the announcement of what they placed in Word Processing
Renee Allen placed 4th in Word Processing
The competitors waiting patiently for the announcements of their placements in Healthcare Administration
Rachel Allen finished in 2nd in Healthcare Administration