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Members of the Ava High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter attended the 2011 Missouri District 14 Leadership Conference held on Feb. 18 at Missouri State University – West Plains.
FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. More than 30 members of the Ava High School chapter competed in District competitions. A group of these students met at MSU – West Plains to participate in leadership and career workshops.
Students representing Ava High School in the District 14 competitive events were: Richelle Pettit, Jacob Madche, Spencer Breland, Seth Evans, Andrew Casey, Zach Taylor, Hannah Johnson, Afton Nash, Lacey Tucker, Chase Graham, Jeremy Duncan, Sierra Sharp, Kelsea Rush, Sydney Dry, Kendra McCleary, Samantha McClean.
Emily Armour, Shelbie Towell, Patrick Gateley, Ashlyn Mitchell, Haley Williams, Payton Lakey, Jessica Phillips, Jeff Smalley, Alvin Stone, Danielle Dye, Elizabeth Ferguson, Afton Nash, Cody Heriford, Mikaela Bristol, Stefanie Ellis, Alaina Kaberlein, Zakkery Vance, Caleb Allen, Dexter Fish, and Willie Cornelison.
Winning recognition at the district conference were: Ashlyn Mitchell, 3rd Place, Accounting I; Payton Lakey, 4th Place, Accounting I; Spencer Breland, 2nd Place, Accounting II, and 1st Place, Digital Video Production; Afton Nash, 2nd Place, Business Law, 2nd Place, Entrepreneurship, 3rd Place, Management Decision Making; Jeremy Duncan, 3rd Place, Management Decision Making, Jacob Madche, 1st Place, Help Desk, 1st Place, Business Ethics; Jessica Phillips, 1st Place, Health Care Administration, Sierra Sharp, 1st Place, Electronic Career Portfolio, 3rd Place, Ms. Future Business Leader.
Also receiving honors at district competition were Andrew Casey, 1st Place, Digital Video Production; Seth Evans, 1st Place, Digital Video Production; Sam McClean, 1st Place, Digital Design and Promotion, Kendra McCleary, 1st Place, Digital Design and Promotion; Elizabeth Ferguson, 1st Place, Introduction to Business; Alaina Kaberlein, 1st Place, Introduction to Business Communication; Emily Armour, 4th Place, Word Processing I; Lacey Tucker, 2nd Place, Entrepreneurship, 3rd Place, Management Decision Making; and Richelle Pettit, 1st Place, Business Ethics.
Fifteen members from the Ava High School chapter will attend the State Leadership Conference in Columbia April 17-19.