Students Ava Rana, Carter Wilson, Xavier Pineda-Gutierrez, and Cyrus Rana represented Washougal High School at the conference
On April 19-22, Washougal High School students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Spokane. The conference brought together FBLA chapters from across the state, hosting student competitions in topics central to business leadership skills. Washougal High School earned FBLA Champion Chapter recognition and Ava Rana, Washougal High School student, placed within the top 12 in Washington State for public speaking at the conference.
Students Ava Rana, Carter Wilson, Xavier Pineda-Gutierrez, and Cyrus Rana represented Washougal High School at the conference. The four Washougal High School students competed in five state competition categories: public speaking, journalism, health care administration, computer problem solving, and introduction to business. Participants also attended leadership development sessions each day throughout the conference.
At the recognition ceremony on Thursday evening, Washougal High School FBLA was recognized for earning Champion Chapter status. To earn Champion Chapter recognition, teams must complete a series of membership engagement challenges. “The most rewarding part of attending the FBLA State Conference was seeing how much each individual student improved in their competitive events and grew as individuals,” said Rose Ruff, teacher and FBLA adviser at Washougal High School.
ConMet, a global commercial vehicle equipment supplier headquartered locally, donated $3600 for Washougal High School students to attend the FBLA state competition. The donation covered registration, hotel, and travel expenses for students in attendance.
FBLA prepares students across the country to become the business and community leaders of tomorrow. At Washougal High School, students participate in afterschool FBLA programs to develop community-minded business skills while preparing for bright future careers. Future Business Leaders of America, Career & Technical Education, and the State Leadership Conference are examples of opportunities for Washougal School District students to develop career-readiness and college-readiness skills.
ConMet, a division of Amsted Industries, is a leading global supplier of wheel hubs, aluminum castings, and structural plastics to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket channels in the commercial vehicle industry. Founded in 1964, ConMet innovation has been critical in designing, engineering, and manufacturing revolutionary technologies for trucks and trailers. Today, ConMet products are standard equipment on most heavy-duty vehicles in North America and have a growing footprint worldwide.
ConMet is committed to creating products and services that align with critical customer needs. The development of more efficient products, processes, and technology that transform the way customers run and maintain their vehicles is central to ConMet’s vision.
Information provided by Washougal School District.
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