• On February 3, 29 FBLA members from Freeman High School attended the 2022 Northeast Region FBLA 
    Winter Conference at Valley Assembly of God Church in Spokane Valley.  Over 300 students from 
    throughout the region competed in a number of business related areas, making this one of the 
    largest regional conferences in the state of Washington.  The top six competitors in each 
    competition qualified for the state conference, which will be held in Spokane during the third week 
    in April.  Top finishers at the state competition earn the honor to compete at the National FBLA 
    Conference in Chicago this June.

    A big congratulations goes out to the following 24 Freeman students who made it into the top 6 in 
    their respective competition, bringing home 42 trophies in the process, and will now be heading to 
    the state conference!  Additional students qualified as alternates to the state conference, 
    although those names were not available at the time of this article.

    1st Place:
    •    Broadcast Journalism – The team of Taylor Denenny, Jack Schneider and Braiden Teague
    •    Client Service – Maddy Phillips
    •    Insurance and Risk Management – Garrett Baumgartner
    •    Job Interview – Sydney McLean
    •    Public Speaking – Jack Schneider
    •    Word Processing – Ashley Boswell

    2nd Place:
    •    Advertising – Barrett Poulsen
    •    Business Calculations – Nolan Holt
    •    Impromptu Speaking – Jack Schneider
    •    Introduction to Business Communications – Kate Schneider
    •    Introduction to Financial Math – Dallin Cotton
    •    Publication Design - The team of Lily Jones, Cameron LaMotte and Kate Schneider
    •    Spreadsheet Applications – Helen Locke

    3rd Place:
    •    Business Communications – Ashley Boswell
    •    Client Service – Kate Schneider
    •    E-Business – Gabe Dietz
    •    Entrepreneurship – The team of Gracie Conley, Trenton Hlookoff and Jayden Lentz
    •    Introduction to Social Media Strategies – The team of Emma Hollen and Ella Jones
    •    Word Processing – Jack Schneider

    4th Place:
    •    Broadcast Journalism – Gabe Dietz
    •    Client Service – Sydney McLean
    •    Hospitality Management – The team of Ashley Boswell, Lily Jones and Cameron LaMotte
    •    Human Resource Management – Daniel Watts
    •    Journalism – Cameron LaMotte
    •    Marketing – The team of Brooke Berglund and Ella Jones
    •    Organizational Leadership – Trent Hlookoff

    5th Place:
    •    Help Desk – Donovan Giusti
    •    Sales Presentation – Jayden Lentz

    6th Place:
    •    Business Communications – Lily Jones
    •    Economics – Trenton Hlookoff
    •    Public Service Announcement – The team of Sophie Curnow and Maddy Phillips

    •    Freeman will have alternates to the state conference too.  At this time, that 
    information was not available.

    A big congratulation goes out to all the FBLA members who represented Freeman in an excellent 
    manner!  Freeman High School’s Future Business Leaders of America is the premier organization for 
    students preparing for careers in business.  It is the largest and oldest student business 
    organization in the world with more than a quarter of a million members! FBLA prepares students for 
    ‘real world’ professional experiences, with members gaining the competitive edge for college and 
    career successes.  For more information, please contact Freeman’s FBLA advisor, Scott Moore at the 
    high school (291-3721, ext 201 smorre@freemansd.org).