HHSS business organization sees 28 students advance to state conference


The Harlingen High School South Future Business Leaders of America Chapter put their knowledge and skills to the test at the 2014 Future Business Leaders of America Area Competition.

With an outstanding performance, 28 different members from HHSS are advancing to the State Leadership conference in Corpus Christi on March 13 through March 15.

Christopher Hinojosa placed fifth in Accounting 1. In Business Calculations, Socorro Salazar placed second. Natalie Bothwell placed second in Business Communication. Shelby Blount placed first in Business Law. In Business Math, Mia Aguirre placed first.

As a team, Kelsey Kim and Natalya Gallaga placed first in Business Presentation. In Business Procedures, John Anthony Fraga placed first. Respectively, Moises Pena placed first in Cyber Security.

In Economics, Sabrina Celis placed first. Together, Sydney Coronado and Sydney Odom placed first in Entrepreneurship. Individually, Judy Garza placed first in FBLA Principles and Procedures. Russell Moreland placed second in Health Care Administration. In Impromptu Speaking, Paige Robles placed second. Benjamin Whitman placed first in Insurance & Risk Management. Michael Cantu placed first in Introduction to Business. Respectively Amanda Alvarez placed first in Introduction to Business Communication. Timothy Gomez placed first in Introduction to Information Technology.

In Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure, Robert Luna placed second. Ruayda Bouls placed first in Networking Concepts. In Personal Finance, Cassandra Rubio placed third. Jann Soto placed second in Public Speaking II. As a team Joshua Anderson, Christopher Cavazos, and Matthew Ringheanu placed first in Sports & Entertainment Marketing. Individually, Roberto Martinez placed second in Spreadsheet Applications and Brenden Martinez placed fifth in Word Processing.

These students that have qualified for the State Competition will test their skills and knowledge in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

The top winners from the State competition will proceed on to the National Conference in Nashville, TN.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world. Over a quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of FBLA. FBLA prepares students for careers in business.


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