GSHS business leaders have best district conference ever
Special to the Post Independent
Glenwood Springs High School Future Business Leaders of America members competed Monday, Feb. 9, in Grand Junction at the district conference, held at the Grand Junction Convention Center.
The school also hosted the event with Abby Willman as the Colorado vice president representing District 9.
Jacob Ziemann, GSHS FBLA member and colorado state reporter, assisted Abby and GSHS chapter officers and members.
Of the 31 members who attended, 27 placed in the top 10 of their event.
Norm Franke, past GSHS graduate and Grand Junction Alpine Bank president, was the keynote speaker.
The chapter earned four first place awards:
Marcus Bosco: Word Processing II
Thomas Hays and Siam Luu: Network Design Team
Lisa Saathoff: Public Speaking I
Eric Whiting: Multimedia Presentation
These students placed within the top 10 in their competitive topics and are eligible to attend the state FBLA competition set for April 18-20 in Vail:
2nd: Amber Cunningham and Amanda Whiting: Emerging Business Issues
2nd: Thomas Hays: Networking Concepts
2nd: Drew Matson, Eric Whiting and Alex Kurz: Webpage Design Team
3rd: Cheree Carver: Public Speaking I
3rd: Jamie Giezentanner: Word Processing I
3rd: Secia Klocke: Impromptu Speaking
3rd: Siam Luu: Job Interview
3rd: Brittany Messmer: Word Processing II
3rd: Tyler Mitchell: Business Math
3rd: Morgan Rossow: Introduction to Business
4th: Drew Matson: C++ Programming
4th: Lisa Saathoff and Cheree Carver: Poster Team
4th: Megan Trebesh: Word Processing II
5th: Jasmine Neuroth: FBLA Principles and Procedures
5th: Sarah Vasquez: Word Processing II
6th: Lacey Barnes: Public Speaking II
6th: Zac Parsons: Impromptu Speaking
8th: Cassie Nemelka: Job Interview
10th: Kelcey Gauthier and Laurren Elshof: Poster
10th: Sondra Sebald: Introduction to Business
We would like to thank John Anderson for driving the bus to Grand Junction and his support at the event.
We would also like to thank Cathy Gotfredson, Jane Munsell, Sharon Cain, Susan Grant, Brenda Maher, Peggy Pretti and Fred Davidson for helping judge various events.
Special thanks go to parents Charlie and Maureen Fox-Willman and Jill Ziemann for their help judging. We appreciate your support!
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