FBLA – State Winners and National Qualifiers

The Future Business Leaders of America’s State Leadership Conference (SLC) was held March 15-17, 2016 in Greensboro, NC. Several RCSS FBLA groups competed and brought home awards. Students placing 4th or higher at SLC qualified for the National Leadership Conference to be held June 28 – July 2, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.

PGHS: Advisors Amy Ward and Tony Joyce

Public Speaking II – Cole Bohnsack, 1st Place
Introduction to Business Communications – Vanessa Mesmer, 2nd Place
Agribusiness – Braxton Hinchey, 3rd Place
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure – Dante Rivero, 4th Place
Hospitality Management – Mason Nance & Connor Bame, Top 10
Introduction to Financial Math – Andrew Poteat, Top 10
Job Interview – Katie Melvin, Top 10
PGHS FBLA

WHS: Advisor Jason Metters

Parliamentary Procedure – Mackenzie Smith, Madison Kimball, Krista Tuggle, AJ Dillon and Corey Hudgins, 2nd Place

Introduction to Business Presentation – Paige Shores, Jessica Stevens and Faith George, 4th Place

Introduction to Financial Math – Emma Godwin, 4th Place

WHS FBLA

NERMS: Advisor Melissa Smith

Ayman Youness -Certificate in Financing
Daphne Rivero -Certificate in Financing
Sydney Booth- Placed top 10 in Career Exploration
Madison Pitchford- Placed top 10 in Keyboarding I
Cameron Way- Placed top 10 in Business Concepts
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NERMS FBLA

SERMS: Advisor Michelle Blake

Miles Ford placed in the Top 10 for Impromptu Speaking Middle Level
Katelynn Owens placed in the Top 10 for Personal Finance Middle Level
Montserrat Hernandez Mariscal placed 3rd in Spreadsheet Applications Middle Level

WHS Easter Basket Project – Joint Effort!

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Wheatmore Future Farmers of America (FFA) member Kristine Cheek led a school-wide project to bring Easter joy to 50 children in the local community. Kristine organized a drive to collect the perfect items for the baskets and then worked alongside several other FFA members to assemble the beautiful baskets which were donated to Community Outreach of Archdale-Trinity (COAT) and Thomasville’s Baptist Children’s Home. What an awesome service project and great way to incorporate multiple student organizations across one campus!

The following campus organizations supported the project with donations and workers:

Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Beta Club and National Honors Society (NHS)

DECA (Marketing Student Organization) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
SkillsUSA (Trade & Industrial Education Student Organization)
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS)

Local DECA Chapters Successful at State Career Development Conference

Wheatmore High School and Trinity High School DECA Chapters competed last week at the State Career Development Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina. Both chapters brought home awards and honors for student competitors and their chapters.

Wheatmore High School earned a Chapter of Distinction – Heroic Level honor for increased membership and the following students were recognized as proficient in their events:

Buying & Merchandising Team Event
Armaghan Khurshid-Alex Ruth
Ben Clements-Graham Tysinger

Apparel & Accessories
Kadie Miller

Principals of Marketing
Cameron Frazier

Retail Marketing
Corey Hudgins

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Event
Julian Zimmerman-Tyler Lonnen
Josh Albright-Mitchel Shaffer

Additionally, the following were state finalists in their events:

Marketing Management
Scotty Spicer – Tied for 9th overall in the state
Michael Fields – Tied for 9th overall in the state

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From L to R: Scotty Spicer, State Finalist in Marketing Management; Josh Albright, WHS DECA President – Chapter of Distinction; Michael Fields, State Finalist Marketing Management

At Trinity High School, the following were recognized for proficient in their events:

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Jackson Barnes
Charity Cohen

Restaurant and Food Service Management
Michael Felder
Amanda Mulhern

Hotel and Lodging Management
Paxton Phillips
Hannah Poindexter

Professional Selling Event
Jordan Collins

Personal Financial Literacy
Olivia Cline

Additionally, two out of the ten THS attendees earned top ten honors:

Personal Financial Literacy
Austin Walters – Top three in the state
Mary English – Top ten in the state

Trinity’s chapter was awarded a plaque for NC DECA Chapter of Distinction.

Congratulations to these students and their faculty advisors – Ken Wilson (WHS), Renee Driggers (THS) and Jandra Dillon (THS).

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THS DECA students at the 2016 State CDC

FBLA Strong Showing for NERMS / PGHS

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from Northeastern Randolph Middle School and Providence Grove High School attended Regionals on Saturday, December 5 in Chapel Hill. Three NERMS students earned first place in their events – Daisy Suarez in Career Explorations, Sydney Booth in Business Communications, and Diana Castro-Vasquez in FBLA Creed. Second place honors went to Gaby Gil in Public Speaking and Ayman Youness competed in Business Math.

Providence Grove High School’s seniors, Katie Melvin and Cole Bohnsack, each earned first place in their respective competitions. Katie placed first in Job Interview and Cole placed first in Public Speaking II.

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NERMS FBLA Competitors
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Cole Bonsack (Public Speaking II), Advisor Tony Joyce, and Katie Melvin (Job Interview)

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

*Source: http://www.fbla-pbl.org

WHS DECA

WHS students competed on Wednesday, December 2 in Burlington, NC at the NC DECA District 5 Marketing Competitive Events Conference (MCEC). DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing and related fields. The US Department of Education recognizes DECA as one of ten Career and Technical Student Organizations. With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, schools administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.

Wheatmore High School’s Kadie Miller won a medallion for a Top 12 finish in the Apparel & Accessories written exam. Other competitors scored proficient in their categories as follows:

Ben Clements-Retail Merchandising
Michael Fields-Retail Merchandising
Cameron Frazier-Retail Merchandising
Corey Hudgins-Retail Merchandising
Kadie Miller-Apparel & Accessories
Mitchel Shaffer-Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Scotty Spicer-Retail Merchandising
Julian Zimmerman-Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Kadie Miller Top 12 Exam
Kadie Miller – WHS DECA Top 12 Apparel & Accessories
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WHS DECA Competitors             December 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. There are 215,000 high school DECA members in 3,500 chapters around the globe.

*Source: http://www.deca.org/about/

Randleman FFA Places Second in National FFA Competition

Members of the Randleman FFA Chapter competed in three Career Development Events during the 88th National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky October 28 – 31, 2015. Members of the Gold Emblem and National 2nd place Milk Quality & Products team were Marie Beeson, McKenzie Grigg, Hannah Hughes and Brianna Reynolds. The National FFA Milk Quality & Products CDE is a competitive event that allows students to prove their knowledge about the recognition, selection and management necessary for the production of quality milk and dairy products.  Participants must complete a written exam on milk production and marketing, evaluate milk samples for flavor and quality, identify cheeses and characteristics, complete practical mathematical problem solving activities, conduct and interpret milk acceptability tests within the team activity.  Hannah Hughes earned 2nd place individual honors and received a $900.00 scholarship to be applied to her post-secondary education endeavors.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Randleman FFA has represented the North Carolina FFA Association in the National Milk Quality and Products event.

National 2nd Place Team: Marie Beeson, McKenzie Grigg, Hannah Hughes, and Brianna Reynolds.
National 2nd Place Team: Marie Beeson, McKenzie Grigg, Hannah Hughes, and Brianna Reynolds.

In the Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event, members Josh Berman, Brent Brown and Sophie Farlow finished as a silver emblem team placing 13th in the nation.  The National FFA Poultry Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests the participant’s ability to select top quality poultry and poultry products needed for successful production and marketing.  Event participants must complete a written exam on poultry management, evaluate classes of live birds for eggs and meat production, evaluate quality of eggs, evaluate and identify parts and products and complete a team activity based on management knowledge and mathematical concepts necessary within the poultry industry.

Hannah Gray, Jon Isom and Kristen Shirley competed in the National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event finishing as a bronze emblem team.  The National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills and competencies in evaluating and identifying meat carcasses and products.  Event components include a general knowledge exam; beef carcass evaluation; identification of wholesale and retail cuts of beef, lamb and pork; quality and yield grading of beef carcasses; a team merchandising event; and solving of a meat formulation problem.

The chapter was also represented at the convention by chapter officer Austin Morris and FFA Advisor Mark Walker.  The Randleman FFA is comprised of 90 students within the Agricultural Education program at Randleman High School.  The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members as part of 7,757 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.