2020 FBLA Tri-County Competition

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Jacqi Hammond

FHS Students, along with other groups in our county, traveled to Bay Minette to compete in the competition on Friday.

Michael Dunn

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On Friday, February 28th, the first FBLA Tri-County Competition in our area was held at Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette, AL. The competition was between Baldwin, Escambia, and Monroe counties. Attendees from our county included Flomaton High School, Escambia County Middle School, and Escambia County Career Readiness Center (with some from FHS) students.

 

The event featured several different competition categories that students could compete in. Representing FHS, junior Karli Alaniz along with seniors Michael Dunn (myself) and Alex Glidewell competed in the “Business Calculations” competition. FHS seniors Sheridan “Tye” Rowell and Raylin Wesley competed in the “Public Speaking” category while Jacob Coleman competed in the “Job Interview” section.

 

The competition’s general session began with a student from Fairhope High School reciting the pledge of allegiance which was followed by FHS junior Karli Alaniz reciting the FBLA creed. After that, Coastal Alabama held a presentation to discuss the benefits of applying for FAFSA to learn about options of student aid to pay for college expenses.

 

The students were dismissed from the general session to go to their respective competition. After the competitions were finished, students and faculty were provided lunch before the awards ceremony at 12:15PM.

 

Here are the results of how Flomaton did at the competition:

 

Business Calculations

 

3rd Place – Alex Glidewell

2nd Place – Michael Dunn

 

Job Interview

 

3rd Place – Jacob Coleman

 

Spreadsheet Design (FHS Students with CRC)

 

2nd – Kaitlin “KK” Stuckey

1st – Abby Reed

 

The FBLA Tri-County Competition is a great way for students to demonstrate the skills that prepare them for the workforce after high school. All students prepare in advance by writing notes or studying concepts and put forth their best effort into the competition. It will be interesting to see how the competition will continue to grow and adapt over time to the changing landscape of our community.