“We had one of the smaller groups with just 15 students, but they did great,” said Grand’s FBLA adviser Steve Hazlett, adding, “We brought home 17 certificates for placing in the top five of their events, in addition to five first-place plaques.”
The competition featured between 200 and 300 students from eight area schools, most of whom spent between one and three hours taking 100-question tests in various business-related subject areas.
Grand sophomore Colton Hawks placed first in two categories: Marketing and Introduction to Business. He also placed third in Accounting.
GCHS senior Brendon Henderson took first in Public Speaking 2 category, which involved giving a five-minute prepared speech about the goals of the FBLA organization.
Also for Grand, sophomore Brooklan Chant placed first in the FBLA Principles and Procedures category. Fellow sophomore Lindsay Farnsworth placed second in that same category.
GCHS senior Layton Call placed third in Business Communications and fifth in Technology Concepts.
In addition, GCHS sophomore Daniel Porter took first in Technology Concepts. Porter also placed second in Introduction to Tech Concepts and fifth in Introduction to Business. Also, sophomore Josh Lawley placed second in Network Concepts.
GCHS junior Alec Tatton placed second in Technology Concepts and third in Business Calculations. Senior Rebecca Minor took third in Business Law. Sophomore Lily Hazlett took fourth in Network Concepts. Junior Andrew Hugentobler was fourth in Database Design and Applications. Senior Joseph Andrew placed fourth in Parliamentary Procedure.
Also competing for Grand were Asia Nielson, Kayla Weston, and Zhanna Rice.
Other schools participating in the event included Carbon, Manila, Altamont, San Juan, Emery, and Duchesne high schools. Mont Harmon Junior High also competed.
Grand’s FBLA club members are planning to attend the FBLA State Leadership conference scheduled for March 5-7 in Layton.