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FBLA Wins Big

The end of our virtual state conference for FBLA was today and I thought I would share some good news! OUR FBLA STUDENTS DID AMAZING! Due to our in person conference being cancelled back in April, there were some challenges our students had to rise to in order to compete. However, just like all our students do at Hazen, they rose to the challenge and DID NOT disappoint. All presentation events had to be recorded and submitted to the state office for judging since we could not compete face to face in Spokane this year. I have included the event recordings that I had… Take a look, even I’m amazed at what these kids do!

Through this virtual competition experience, Hazen FBLA had 45 students registered to compete. Hazen FBLA had an individual or a team in 32 events that ranged from Accounting, Sports & Entertainment Management, Client Service, Community Service Project, etc.  Of our 32 events, our students place in the top 10 in 29 of those events… THAT’S 90% OF OUR EVENTS! Of our 32 events, 17 of those events qualified for the national competition… THAT’S 53% OF OUR EVENTS! This also means that we have 24ish individuals who have officially punched their tickets to the national conference. The down side is that the FBLA national office has had to cancel our in person national conference which usually take place later in June. This means that students who do compete at nationals will be competing virtually again. HOWEVER that’s a sad point and I am not here to deliver more sad news… Only good happy news from this email.

Here are your Top 10 FBLA winners this year. 

Winners at FBLA
Event Name/Team Placing  
Presentation URL Accounting I Shawn Panh 10th
Event was objective test only
Advertising Shawn Panh 8th Event was objective test only
Business Calculations Audrey Kerby 4th (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Business Communication Serena Le 4th (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Computer Problem Solving Michael Schwamborn 9th Event was objective test only
Health Care Administration Audrey Kerby 3rd (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Insurance & Risk Management Shawn Panh 1st (nationals qualifier)
Event was objective test only
Networking Concepts Helen Tran 6th Event was objective test only
Securities & Investments Shawn Panh 1st (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Journalism Shawn Panh 1st (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
E-Business Kristie Lee, Michelle Ly 3rd (nationals qualifier)  
Entrepreneurship Kyle Breske, Nicholas Dean, Rocco DeSimone 1st (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Management Decision Making Duncan Hintz, Andrew Lana 10th Event was objective test only
Marketing Kyle Breske, Don Nguyen, Shawn Panh 3rd (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Sports & Entertainment Management Jalen Chan, Stephanie Phan, Erik Schroeder 6th Event was objective test only
Sports & Entertainment Management Nicholas Dean, Rocco DeSimone 2nd (nationals qualifier) Event was objective test only
Word Processing Maili Tran 6th Event was objective test only
Business Ethics Jennifer Dinh, Serena Le, Jazmine Nguyen 9th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qutyAXI2yiY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR32mwejQyi_aa_i7D-IFS4f__DQXopGijR1eeuv750zGu6m4keENO3jopk
Client Service Ben Bunyatipanon 3rd (nationals qualifier) Video URL was not allowed to be shared with adviser.
Coding & Programming Kyler Tran 2nd (nationals qualifier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEJ6JCLO1gg&feature=youtu.be
Community Service Project Ben Bunyatipanon, Makena Kjellsen 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3C5jjqVbRs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1ARAGhXnUWqulMPXSH0C6VI0nSeNUIjWP0qWGzfQYnx4pMU9XKxgwxP9Y
Digital Video Production Iris Kim, Winnie Leung, Rachel Lueng 4th (nationals qualifier) https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21ADA0x74xaXe6Xwo&cid=594167642D874E70&id=594167642D874E70%211357&parId=root&o=OneUp
Electronic Career Portfolio Helen Tran 6th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMr0olfMmwg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3CW720f4aiT3x-tqj6iH1EAI5JxzIkrsbp8EeQoWj8or9yjZ76lg1YReU
Electronic Career Portfolio Ben Bunyatipanon 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6snQoAFwSH4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1PvKnQI9j-SSI15eKZub_KYuNMml5LbPyMBy33GVM0AipYPME-w2Q95Xg
Graphic Design Jennie Ha, Tessa Lam 6th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMGCZo6oDNM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR26RaG1omDxKBareOcRTvDxtircaWskupqa38sIs-FVmY9UBplNNhP8UOE
Introduction to Business Presentation Jessica Do, Lydia Sorbo 2nd (nationals qualifier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt3LRSGqLZ4&feature=youtu.be
Introduction to Business Presentation Maggie Nguyen, Huan Nguyen, Celia Nguyen 1st (nationals qualifier) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PD-gBrY7xLz4vlGkkhx0V2Mo3XmzV44I/view?fbclid=IwAR1jW_SBgQ--hN3pKpislN9I932FHUJAV3yEt_ZOfpANMis3lnyTm_vJ_ps
Local Chapter Business Report Jazmine Nguyen, Michael Schwamborn, Gary Tou 2nd (nationals qualifier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzwOv58Iol0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0wOZYig0un5I1RT_yZlgcuYjLDh1J4ya6XYWtbGqFqSkg5xwYw73zcNM8
Public Service Announcement Dylan Anderson, Ellen Huynh, Lydia Sorbo 1st (nationals qualifier) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ecQZTKFQw&feature=youtu.be
Social Media Campaign Ben Bunyatipanon, Michelle Ly 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic2Ml523mLA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR26RaG1omDxKBareOcRTvDxtircaWskupqa38sIs-FVmY9UBplNNhP8UOE
       

 

Students who have qualified for nationals by placing the top 4 are: Audrey Kerby, Ben Bunyatipanon, Celia Nguyen, Don Nguyen, Dylan Anderson, Ellen Huynh, Gary Tou, Huan Nguyen, Iris Kim, Jazmine Nguyen, Jessica Do, Kristie Lee, Kyle Breske, Kyler Tran, Lydia Sorbo, Maggie Nguyen, Michael Schwamborn, Michelle Ly, Nicholas Dean, Rachel Leung, Rocco Desimone, Serena Le, Shawn Panh, Winnie Leung. All other events that placed 5th – 10th are runners up for nationals.

Other awards/recognition:

Much to my surprise, the Hazen FBLA Executive Officer team and Harland nominated me for the 2020 Washington FBLA Adviser of the Year and I was the recipient of the award. I want to publicly thank them for their nomination. I do what I do for the kids and I love the Hazen community very much! 

Gary Tou ran a virtual campaign for state office and WON! Gary is the 2020-2021 West Central Region Vice President! CONGRATULATIONS, GARY! Gary will be responsible for leading roughly 500+ members from different schools in the region (including schools from the Renton, Bellevue, Issaquah, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond and Seattle areas)
Michael Schwamborn ran a virtual campaign for state office and WON! Michael is the 2020-2021 State Public Relations Officer! 
CONGRATULATIONS, MICHAEL! Michael will be in charge of social media and publicity for our state association.
Gary Tou and Michael Schwamborn at the 9th and 10th state officers Hazen has had the past seven years (my 7th and 8th state officer since I started at Hazen in 2015)!

Jennie Ha served as the 2019-2020 State Secretary. She helped chair numerous committees to prepare the state of an annual state conference and helped make numerous scholarships know to FBLA members. Due to our in person conference being cancelled, Jennie did not get all the recognition she deserved. If you have Jennie in class or know Jennie, please reach out and congratulate her on a successful year as Secretary and for representing Hazen well!

Helen Tran served as the 2019-2020 State Public Relations Officer. Helen was in charge of all the social media and publicity for the state. Due to our in person conference being cancelled, Helen did not get all the recognition she deserved. If you have Jennie in class or know Jennie, please reach out and congratulate her on a successful year as Secretary and for representing Hazen well!

Attached are five photos: headshots of Jennie Ha, Helen Tran, Gary Tou, and Michael Schwamborn. The last photo is a picture of our chapter at winter conference (state qualifier competition) in February and is the last chapter picture we have before we were closed for COVID.

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