Purdy FBLA advances nine to state

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Purdy High School FBLA members attending at the FBLA District 5 Leadership Conference on February 12 are pictured from left. Front row: Bayleigh Robbins, MíKena Propps, Caitlin Brown and Shelby Haskins. Second row: Kyler Propps, Joy Grace, Macy Terry, Makenna Orwig, Shana Whisman, Bayleigh Schad and Mason Schallert. Back row: Jake Kellar, Zach Henderson, Kinsley Mattingly, Annabelle Bowman, Bradley Biloki, Lauren Schallert, Emma Harkey and Kylie Wood. Not pictured are Drew Graham and Clay Henderson. Contributed photo

21 compete at District 5 leadership conference

The Purdy High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter will be represented by nine students at the state competition, April 14-16, at Missouri State University.

Punching their ticket to state at the District 5 Leadership Conference, held at New Site Baptist Church in Monett on February 12 were, in first place: Jake Kellar, securities and investments; Shana Whisman, client service; Macy Terry, introduction to parliamentary procedure.

Also placing was Terry, fourth place in intro to FBLA; Kinsley Mattingly, third place in intro to parliamentary procedure; Kyler Propps, fourth place in advertising; Clay Henderson, fourth place in intro to parliamentary procedure; and Drew Graham, fifth place in journalism.

Also qualifying for state competition under the At-Large/Wild Card category were Mason Schallert in accounting 1 and Joy Grace in journalism. Under the At-Large/Wild Card rule, the five highest test scores statewide that did not qualify on the very competitive district level also advance to state.

Purdy competitors placing in the District 5 Top 10, but not qualifying for state included: Joy Grace, second in broadcast journalism; Zach Henderson, third place in business ethics; Emma Harkey, third place in emerging business Issues and sixth place in health care administration; Bradley Biloki and Caitlin Brown, fourth place in graphic design; Lauren Schallert, seventh place in intro to parliamentary procedure; Bayleigh Schad, seventh place in business communication and 10th place in journalism; Macy Terry, eighth place in intro to business procedures; Shana Whisman, ninth place in business communication; Audrey Lowe, ninth place in intro to parliamentary procedure; Jake Kellar, ninth place in job interview; MíKena Propps, ninth place in intro to public speaking; and Kyler Propps, 10th place in accounting.

The Purdy High School FBLA chapter competes under the guidance of advisers Kay Wright and Ashley Brown.