Squalicum Sends Nine to National FBLA Conference in California

In summer 2017, nine Squalicum High School students who placed at the state level for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), traveled to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., representing Washington state.  While in Anaheim for six days, the students competed in their respective events and participated in leadership development workshops and activities. The conference was attended by 11,000 other high school students from around the nation.

The Squalicum students attending were:  Michael Savchuk in Computer Coding and Programming; Parker Stevens and Tayson Pickering in Sports and Entertainment Management; Makenzie Hofer, Colin Weller and Griffin Rinauro in Digital Video Production; Michael Susser in Introduction to Technology Concepts; and Thanh Nguyen and Lincoln Hofer in Entrepreneurship.

Future Business Leaders of America is a national organization that brings business and education together to teach leadership and career development to high school students. Squalicum High School’s chapter is the largest in the Northwest Region and competes at the state and national level. The club has general meetings once a month after school which include visits from community business leaders.  At Squalicum High School, members who desire more involvement may participate in a community service project or partnership with business project or can work with a team to prepare a presentation/project such as a website, computer game, video, publication design or social media campaign, with over 70 individual or team competitive events to choose from.  Competitions begin at the regional level (in the winter), with members advancing to the state level (in the spring) and national level (in the summer). For more information about FBLA, visit wafbla.org or contact Chris Stevens at Christina.Stevens@bellinghamschools.org.

Photo 1 Top Row:  Thanh Nguyen, Griffin Rinauro, Colin Weller, Michael Susser, Michael Savchuk

Bottom Row: Makenzie Hofer, Lincoln Hofer, Tayson Pickering, Parker Stevens and teacher Christina Stevens

Photo 2:  Thanh Nguyen, Makenzie Hofer, Tayson Pickering, Parker Stevens, Mickey Mouse, Griffin Rinauro, Colin Weller, Michael Susser, Lincoln Hofer and Michael Savchuk



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