If you are currently taking a business/computer class or will be taking one this year or have completed two business classes in the past then you have an opportunity to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the largest business career student organization in the world. FBLA helps prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields. Throughout the year students can participate in a broad range of activities that are engaging and fun. FBLA members also participate in many drives throughout the year as a part of our commitment to our community.
To prepare students for the business world FBLA hosts numerous competitions and leadership conferences for our members.
In the Fall our FBLA region hosts a leadership summit for students to learn about leadership skills and professionalism.
In the Winter students compete at the Regional Leadership Conference. Some of the events at the Regional Leadership Conference are: business calculations, business communications, business methods, business procedures, computer applications, job interview and public speaking. This event is a one day event.
In the Spring students can compete at the State Leadership Conference held in Greensboro for three days. Some of the events at this conference are: banking and financial systems, business computing technology, business law, business plan, business presentation, computer game and simulation design, desktop publishing, digital video production, e-business, economics, entrepreneurship, impromptu speaking, parliamentary procedure, marketing, networking concepts, and website development to name a few.
If students win at the State Leadership Conference they can then attend our National Competition. In the past few years we have taken students to Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Chicago and San Antonio to compete.
At each of these conferences members have the opportunity to not only compete but attend workshops and seminars to foster the development of business, leadership, and character traits.
Below are links for everything FBLA related:
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D. H. Conley High School is fortunate to have several winners at the state level of competition at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference held in Greensboro each year.
State Competition 2020 Online (Nationals Online)
First place winners: Caleb Dudley - Introduction to Business Procedures; James Britt, Joseph Glass, Aidan Hvastkovs - Public Service Announcement; Anna Morse - UNC-G Bryan School of Business Scholarship
Second Place: Mackenzie Dickinson, Mary Ross, Ava Stewart - Business Financial Plan
Third Place: Megan Harmon - Health Care Administration; Reagan Truell, Mia Valladares - Social Media Campaign
Fourth Place: Jordan Anderson - Business Communication; Samantha Goodman - Job Interview; Douglas Brown - Political Science
State Competition 2019 (Nationals held in San Antonio, TX)
First place winners: Sarah McGee - Business Communication; Ethan Patel - Health Care Administration; Kate Callahan - Intro to FBLA Facts; Cameron Callahan, Reed Chandler, and Shane Tillet - Management Information Systems.
Second Place winners: Mary Beth Cole and Emma Jane Cole - Business Plan; Pythagoras Cringan - Insurance and Risk Management; Sophie Mallinson, Madison Rose, and Brooke Sullivan - Management Decision Making; John Anderson, Marissa Miller, and Brad Weyand - Website Design.
Third Place winners: Ramya Mabry and Reyna Pinto - Business Financial Plan; Eric Atkinson - Computer Problem Solving; Alex Banning, Carlton House, and Alec Logan - Digital Video Production; Jonathan Hurst, Jordan McEachern, and Anna Morse - Emerging Business Issues.
Fourth Place winners: Kiki Wang - Business Calculations; Allison Parker - Business Plan; Emma Bice, Ashton Harrison, and Laney Mullis - Mobile App Development; Allie Jackson, Casey Vickery, and Anna West - Publication Design.
DH Conley High School also won the Gold Seal Chapter award.
State Competition 2018 (Nationals held in Baltmore, MD)
D.H. Conley High School had 101 finalists. D. H. Conley received the most winners out of any high school chapter in the state of North Carolina! D. H. Conley’s chapter was also recognized with the three highest chapter awards. They received the Helen Ragan Chapter of the Year Award, Gold Seal Chapter Award and Lexi Tamvakis, William Finelli and Annsley Bowen earned first place in the Joyce M. Keller Local Chapter Annual Business Report competition.
First Place winners:
Daniel Martinez, Jack Hanley, and Jeryn Lambries – Computer Game and Simulation Programming
Cameron Callahan – Database Design and Applications
Charles Carraway and Nathaniel Carels – E-business
Jordan Anderson – Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
Cameron Smith, Casey Vickery, and Mary Horton – Management Information Systems
Campbell Bratton and Heather Snead – Publication Design
Madison Rose and Brooke Sullivan – Life Smarts
Campbell Bratton and William Finelli – Life Smarts.
Second Place winners:
Emma Cole – Business Financial Plan
Ethan Patel – Computer Problem Solving
Austin Bland, Liam Dao, and Hannah Martin – Emerging Business Issues
Jonathan Hurst, Matthew Lower, and Laura Mallinson – Graphic Design
Alexis DeSoto, Sharon Ramirez, and Anna West – Hospitality Management
Myana Mabry – Job Interview
Nikita Liu and Alisia Tseng – Management Decision Marketing
Lawrence Navarro – Networking Concepts
Allison Gallagher, Kenzie Gill, and Elizabeth Martin – Website Design.
Third Place winners:
Annsley Bowen and Alexandra Tamvakis – Business Ethics
RaMya Mabry – Business Plan
Thomas Jones – Coding and Programming
Carlos Ochoa and Brayan Perez – E-business
Joshua Laney, Devon Lien, and Kevin Smith – Global Business
Angela Anderson – Health Care Administration
Camryn Maloney, Lydia Sowers, and Melissa Tennant – Social Media Campaign.
Fourth Place winners:
Kaila Locklear – Database Design and Applications
William Dunn and Randy Farrow – Entrepreneurship
Sarah McGee – Introduction to Business Communication
Breanna Sullivan – Introduction to FBLA
Adam Eldib, William Finelli, and Bradley Slier – Network Design
Jorge Carrillo, Zane Jernigan, and Gabriel Ochoa – Sports and Entertainment Management.
Top 10 Finalists:
Holly Avery – Accounting II
Alexis Schroeder – Accounting II
Allison Parker – Agribusiness
Kennedy Sparks, Spencer Tingen, and William Whitehurst – Banking and Financial Systems
Kassidy Blount – Business Calculations
Weston Everett – Business Calculations
Reed Chandler – Business Law
Faithful-Joy Cotton – Business Plan
Jackie Liu – Computer Applications
Eric Atkinson – Computer Problem Solving
Andrew Dearing and Laura Madson – Digital Video Production
Aidan Hvastkovs and Reagan Truell – Digital Video Production
Jonathan Jones – Help Desk
Shane Tillett – Impromptu Speaking
Josh Bowen – Introduction to Business
Sean Nelson and Connor Whitehurst – Introduction to Business Presentation
William Harrell – Introduction to Business Procedures
Gauri Patel – Introduction to FBLA
Megan Harmon – Introduction to Financial Math
Neeraj Mehra – Introduction to Information Technology
Isaac Saucedo – Introduction to Information Technology
Alisha Anderson – Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
Natalie Martin - Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
Abigail Burns – Journalism
Alannah Thomas – Journalism
Mark Alloway – Networking Concepts
Maggie Haas and Ashley Hinson – Public Service Announcement
Andrew Miller, Eli Orians, and Jackson Taylor - Public Service Announcement
Carmen Smith - Public Service Announcement
Mary Beth Cole – Public Speaking
Morgan Despres – Securities and Investment
Madison Rupp – Securities and Investment
Morgan Tingen – Securities and Investment
Brayan Perez and Lindsey Garris – Spirit T-shirt
John Anderson – Spreadsheet Applications
Seth Laney – Spreadsheet Applications
Jenna Lee – Spreadsheet Applications
Madison Rose and Brooke Sullivan – Website Design
Jack Hanley - Microsoft Office Recognition Test
Matt Lower and Madison Rose - Multimedia Webpage Design Recognition Test
Brayan Perez - Personal Finance Recognition Test.