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March 17, 2017

Future business leaders advance to state contest

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Twelve student FBLA members from Fauquier and Liberty High Schools will attend the state competition in April. Students pictured kneeling: Christopher Kiser, Jacob Evans, Brandon Robison, Trent Ritenour, Noah Warner, Britton Keith, Jonathan Bolles. Standing: Kit Harmon, Cate Boulter, Katy Joyce, Keely Scott, Ron Borta, Alena Stark, Gretchen Deitrich, Brittany Davis, Sarah Ann Bailey, Eva Bothum, Carlos Sandoval.
Students from the Future Business Leaders of America chapters at Fauquier and Liberty High Schools will advance to the state competition next month.

The Virginia FBLA State Leadership Conference will take place April 7-8 in Reston.

Initially, students participated in the Germanna Region competitive events on Feb. 16 through online tests or performance events in a broad range of business and career-related areas; students competed individually or as a team.

The competitors attended the FBLA Germanna Regional Spring Conference at Brentsville High School on March 9 to get results from earlier competitions.

Genevieve Hebert from Liberty High School will advance to the state competition based on her second-place finish in business communications.

Eleven Fauquier High School students will advance to the state competition after placing first or second in regional:

• Ron Borta, agribusiness.

• Keyonna Washington, help desk.

• Chris Kiser, introduction to business.

• Savannah Snider, introduction to business communications.

• Tori Tilden, introduction to financial math.

• Lexi Goltry, introduction to parliamentary procedure.

• Cate Boulter and Frankie Strano, management decision making.

• Brandon Robison, Trent Ritenour and Noah Warner, marketing.


These Fauquier High School students placed in the top three, qualifying as alternates for states:

• Lexi Horn, advertising.

• Kit Harmon, business law.

• Jennifer Adgate, introduction to business procedure.

• Sophia Waugh, public speaking.

• Gretchen Dietrich, publication design.

• Britton Keith, securities and investments.

• Keely Scott, FBLA principles and procedures.


Liberty High School students who placed in the top three:

• Catherine Estes, client service.

• Rameen Shahid, word processing.

• Kenyi Juarez and Jennifer Smith, emerging business issues.

Karen Chipman from Fauquier High School and Karen Pattie from Liberty High School advise the FBLA chapters.


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Jim Griffin · March 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm
This is great to see, a crop of student business leaders. Our local economy will do well in their hands! Let's put them to work.
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