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Lassen’s Future Business Leaders Attend State Leadership Conference

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Front Row – Left to right – Mrs. Dawn Egan Advisor, Zak Mallery, Hailey Moore, Bailey Tinnin, Tati Munoz, Bria Uribe, Trysta Spangle, Kristen Skillen, Taylor Greer. Second Row Up – Chase Roby, Cindy Tiffany, Dania Tynan, Tyler Schwagerl, Logan Ernaga, Emily Lopez, Beth Nielsen. Third Row Up -Leif Newton, William Betterbide, Jack Mallery, Anna Geoia, Emma Newton, Alliyah Yerington. Fourth Row Up – Gracie Claypool, Carson Ellena, Trenton Morgan, Jacob Daniels, Sean Longabaugh, Dom Sullivan, Autry Satica, Ronnie Merrill. Fifth Row Up – Caitlyn Crosby, Jayleih Dodge, Bryson Mays. Top Row – Sterling Chandler, Ethan Heffner, Aiden Phillips, Chase Montgomery, Ellie Stewart and Brand Satica. -photo provided

Lassen’s Future Business Leaders of America members traveled to Sacramento, California to compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference April 25th through April 28th.

“The conference started with a motivational speech by Carlos Ejeda Jr., one of the most dynamic speakers in America,” said FBLA Advisor Dawn Egan. “He combines his entrepreneurial spirit and passion to change youth across the country.”

According to Egan the three-day conference included workshops for members to attend to increase their business knowledge, including how to organize their finances and become better at interviews.

A year of preparation goes into the conference which features more than 65 different competitions, 38 of which are performance or presentation.

While participating at the conference, students voted for state officers and attended a Northern Sectional Chapter meeting.

The following students qualified to compete against 2,500 other qualifiers out of 9,000 members in the State of California.

Advertising – Caitlyn Crosby, Agribusiness – Jack Mallery and Sterling Chandler, Business Communications – Emma Newton, Computer Problem Solving – Bryson Mays, Cyber Security – Emily Lopez, Help Desk – Autry Satica, Healthcare Administration – Logan Ernaga, Hospitality Management Team – Bria Uribe and Hailey Moore, Insurance and Risk – Chase Roby, Introduction to Business – Jacob Daniels and William Betterbide, Introduction to Business Communications – Beth Nielsen and Alliyah Yerington, Introduction to Information Technology – Zak Mallery, Introduction to Parli Pro – Ronnie Merrill, Job Interview – Dania Tynan, Political Science- Jack Mallery and William Betterbide, Securities and Investments – Carson Ellena and Aiden Phillips, Computer Applications – Sean Longabaugh, Database – Caitlyn Crosby, Spreadsheets – Kristen Skillen and Hailey Moore and Anna Geoia, Word Processing – Trenton Morgan, Sales Presentation – Taylor Greer, Community Service Project – Gracie Claypool and Hailey Moore, Local Annual Chapter Business Report – Gracie Claypool, Client Service Ronnie Merrill, Global Business Team- Jayleih Dodge, Cindy Tiffany and Ellie Stewart, Management Decision Making Team – Emma Newton, and Leif Newton, Marketing Team – Ethan Heffner, Chase Montgomery and Dom Sullivan, Parli Pro Team -Tatiania Munoz, Trysta Spangle, Sean Longabaugh and Baylee Tinnin, Sports Management Team – Brand Satica, Tyler Schwagerl and Aiden Phillips.

“Lassen FBLA was awarded the Outstanding Chapter award, and was also awarded multiple awards based on the membership of our chapter,” said Egan.

Awards included; Largest Local Chapter Membership, Largest Percentage of Increase in Local Chapter Membership and Largest Increase in Local Chapter Membership.

“Our chapter has significantly increased from a mere 74 members to 414 members,” Egan explains. “Lassen High is currently the largest chapter in the State of California and 4th in the nation.”

Congratulations also go to Logan Ernaga and Beth Nielsen for qualifying to attend the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio Texas in June. Logan was 2nd in Healthcare Administration and Beth was 3rd in Business Communication.

In addition Carson Ellena placed 7th in Securities and Investments and Hailey Moore received the state FBLA Scholarship for her academics and community service.

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