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GSHS business leaders have best district conference ever

Kathy Whiting
FBLA Sponsor
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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