Purdy FBLA advances nine to state

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
A total of 17 Purdy FBLA members placed in the Top 10 at the FBLA District 5 Leadership Conference. Front row, from left, are: Lisa Lee, Alli Hayes, Kylie Wood, Shana Whisman, Sydney Rea, Macy Terry, Shelby Haskins, Makenna Orwig. Back Row: Ashlie Johnson, Drew Graham, Zach Henderson, Emilee Pierce, Jazmin Rueda, and MíKena Propps. Breanna Perkins qualified but is not pictured. Contributed photo

17 place in Top 10 at District Leadership Conference

The Purdy High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter was well-represented at the District 5 Leadership Conference, held at New Site Baptist Church in Monett on Feb. 11.

A total of 17 Purdy FBLA members placed in the Top 10 in their respective competitions, with nine competitors advancing to the State Leadership Conference competition April 19-21.

State qualifiers were: Shelby Haskins, first in Sales Presentation; MíKena Propps, first in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures; Shana Whisman, first in Hospitality Management; Zach Henderson, second in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures; Alli Hayes, fourth in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures; Macy Terry, fourth in Securities and Investments; Drew Graham, fourth in Health Care Administration and fifth in Journalism; Breanna Perkins, fifth in Securities and Investments; and Lisa Lee, fifth in Intro to Business Communication.

Other Top 10 finishjers were: Lisa Lee, second place in Intro to Public Speaking; Kylie Wood, third in Job Interview; Shana Whisman, fourth in Publication Design; Sydney Rea, seventh in Securities and Investments; Shelby Haskins, fourth in Publication Design; Makenna Orwig, seventh in Health Care Administration and eighth in Insurance and Risk. Ashlie Johnson, sixth in Spreadsheets; Emilee Pierce, sixth in Intro to Business Communication and 10th Place in Intro to Information Technology; Jazmin Rueda, ninth in Intro to Information Technology and MíKena Propps, second in Client Services.

Purdy FBLA members compete under the guidance of advisers Kay Wright and Ashley Brown.