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Sequim FBLA takes takes eight first-places


Most of the FBLA students pictured placed at the regional competition to go to state in Yakima. The skills learned at competitions and club meetings are applicable in many ways. Alisa Lee, FBLA president, pictured top left, said the club teaches not only good business skills but leadership skills. “FBLA inspires you to get your idea and go with it,” she said.


Sequim High School Future Business Leaders of America students continued to dominate at the group’s competitions.

Saturday, Feb. 6, at Peninsula Regions’ winter conference at Bainbridge High School, seven students took eight first-place finishes. Twelve of Sequim’s 19 participants placed in at least two events and 18 placed in at least one event.

Christy Ditlefsen, FBLA adviser and business teacher, said her students took the top-five places in upperclassmen public speaking, which is the first time she’s heard of that.

Sequim competed in 32 of more than 60 available individual and team events.

Those who placed in the top five can compete at the State Business Leadership Conferences, April 8-10 in Yakima. Most who qualified are planning to go.

In the coming month they will raise about $250 for each student to pay for FBLA fees and hotel.
Sequim students who placed are:

Katlyn Edwards: 1st place Computer Applications, 2nd place Word Processing II, 3rd place Entrepreneurship Team, 4th Cyber Security, 5th place Computer Problem Solving
Nicole Masangkay: 2nd place Global Business Team, 2nd place Business Ethics Team, 3rd place Business Communications, 5th place Public Speaking II
Lucas Shores: 1st place Accounting II, 3rd place Client Services, 3rd place Impromptu Speaking, 5th place Word Processing II
Dalton Ackley: 1st place Entrepreneurship Team, 2nd place Emerging Business Issues Team, 4th place Public Speaking II, 5th place Impromptu Speaking
Alisa Lee: 1st place Impromptu Speaking, 2nd place Public Speaking II, 2nd place Business Ethics Team
Michael Okamoto: 2nd place Entrepreneurship Team, 3rd place Future Business Leader, 4th place Business Procedures
Sam Fletcher: 2nd place Entrepreneurship Team, 3rd place Computer Problem Solving, 4th place Technology Concepts
Parker Steichen: 2nd place Entrepreneurship Team, 3rd place Job Interview
Patrick McCready: 1st place Introduction to Technology Concepts, 5th place Public Speaking I
Alice Hastings: 1st place Entrepreneurship Team, 3rd place Public Speaking II
Sara Hankins: 1st place Public Speaking II, 1st place Entrepreneurship Team
Chase O’Neil: 2nd place Global Business Team, 3rd place Word Processing II
Anna La Beaume: 2nd place Global Business Team
Jake Bonifazio: 2nd place Business Ethics Team
Roman Turner: 2nd place Emerging Business Issues Team
Sara Boucher: 2nd place Business Procedures
Katie Allen: 3rd place Entrepreneurship Team
Emily Madsen: 3rd place Entrepreneurship Team


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