Article by Baron West
Whitewater High School FBLA Advisor
Wisconsin’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Competition looked a little different this year. Instead of having the event in person at Kenosha Bradford High School on February 6th, students from schools in southeastern Wisconsin were able to attend the event virtually. Five FBLA members from Whitewater took part in the competition.
Three students participated in exam-based competitions, which have students test their knowledge in business and career based skills. Jenna Caldwell was the first member to compete for Whitewater. Jenna, who is a senior, decided to take part in the Hospitality and Event Management Test. Jenna placed 7th in this event. Sophia Walton, a junior, tested her knowledge in Personal Finance and placed 6th in the event. Audrey Mayer, also a junior, was the third and final member from Whitewater to test herself in the exam based competition. Audrey placed 2nd in the Health Care Administration exam and will move on to the State Competition on April 12th by placing in the top 3.
Aldo Rodriguez, a junior, competed a little bit differently. Aldo applied his talents in the Graphic Design event. Instead of taking an exam for this event, competitors were instead given a topic for which they had to create a product and also put together a presentation over what they designed. Aldo finished 4th in this event.
The last competitor for Whitewater was Olive Coburn, who is also a junior. Olive’s event also looked a little bit different. On February 6th, Olive competed in the Impromptu Speaking event. In this event competitors are only given 10 minutes to plan out a speech after being given the topic by the judges. Olive placed 5th in this event.