Submitted by Tony Kindred
OROVLLE FBLA ADVISOR
OROVILLE – Oroville High School FBLA students attended an exceptional state conference in Spokane, Wash. this past week. Exceptional in that two year officer and outgoing state president, Tori Kindred and Vice President representing the north central region, Ellamae Burnell, would be key players in the management and implementation of the state conference. Also special even though Kindred and Burnell would be exiting their office, that Jennifer Cisneros would be beginning her role as the new Vice President representing the North Central Region. Cisneros will preside over the region for the 2016-17 school year.
With a final word of advice as Washington State Future Business Leaders of America, President Kindred spoke to a group of over two thousand FBLA members and advisers and had these words of advice in her farewell to the membership, “Love who you are, lean on those who love you and don’t be afraid because you are amazing. Washington State Future Business Leaders of America dream big no matter what your obstacles may be and smile even bigger. It has been my honor to serve you, thank you.” Kindred, Burnell and Mikaela McCoy, as well as Bailey Griffin will travel to national competition. Vice President, Jennifer Cisneros will attend the national conference with the state executive team and will work with her team at the conference.
Oroville Future Business Leaders of America students traveled to Spokane to compete in FBLA competitive events on April 20-23. The conference was held at the new Davenport Grande Hotel and the INB performing arts center. Members who competed at state include, Bailey Griffin, Ellamae Burnell, Tori Kindred, Courtnee Kallstrom, Dakota Haney, Lena Fuchs, Mikaela McCoy, Yessica Nemecio and Jennifer Cisneros.
The trip to state this year was an amazing experience. “Yet again I am so pleased to report that this group of students represented Oroville with professionalism, timeliness, courtesy, respect, competitiveness, excitement and good old fashioned fun. “What a superior group of students”. Mr. K.
Students placing at state included:
- Tori Kindred state champion, Future Business Leader Competition
- Public service announcement team, Tori Kindred, Ellamae Burnell, Mikaela McCoy, Nationals Competitor
- Bailey Griffin Microsoft Office Specialist Excel, Nationals Competitor.
The students would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Oroville School District, local business, family and friends who continue to support their efforts to become Future Business Leaders of America
If you would like to support these students in their effort to get to Nationals, please contact FBLA Adviser, Tony Kindred by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-476-3612 ext. 2404