Purdy FBLA advances nine to state
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.