This year’s FBLA Regional competition took place in Longview where twenty-five Heritage students qualified for state. With seven first place, and thirty-one awards overall, the participants were certainly on a roll.
FBLA competitors prepare for their futures through the rigorous preparation of their displays and presentations, which, once at the competition, bring adrenaline rushes and anticipation. Everyone in attendance was anxious to see the final results in the hopes of moving on to the state competition on April 11 in Seattle.
Senior and FBLA President, Matthew Nicholas placed in all six of his events, qualifying for state where he will compete in three additional events. Aside from his personal events, each requiring varying degrees of preparation, he agreed that the team performed great. “We did extremely well. Most of the chapter placed in something. In some events, Heritage scored across the board,” said Nicholas, referring to Global Business where Heritage placed first, second, third, and fifth, all qualifying for state.
FBLA members all over the country have the ultimate desire to make it to Nationals, but the many friends that are made, and the experience that is gained in doing so is what many cherish most. According to Nicholas, FBLA is, “A great way to show your skills and prepare you for your future.”