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Bobcats make strong showing at District 14 FBLA conference


Members of the Thayer High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter attended the 2024 District 14 FBLA Leadership Conference held Jan. 29 in Hartville.

Members representing Thayer FBLA at the conference attended workshops and competed in various events, shared adviser Teresa Garrison, noting Thayer FBLA was well-represented in the competitive events with 32 members competing in over 26 events.

Members placing in the top five and receiving medals were Brady Justus, fourth place in Advertising; Jake McFann first place, Computer Applications and first place, Public Policy & Advocacy; Lilly Quarles, third place, Computer Applications; Adeline Cypret, Lilly Quarles and Curtis Stockle, fourth place, Entrepreneurship; Kylie Forrester, Aidan Harvey and Savannah Jackson, second place, Graphic Design, Savannah Jackson, third place, Introduction to Business Communications; Jaycelyn Wright, fourth place, Introduction to Marketing Concepts; Brooklyn Leonard, fifth place, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures; Hailey Gorham, fifth place, Introduction to Public Speaking; Mitchel Nelson. fourth place. Job Interview; Atley Woods. fifth place. Journalism; Gus McFann. fifth place. Public Policy & Advocacy and third place Word Processing; Michael Cali and Cayson Honeycutt. fourth place. Website Design; and Leah Quarles, fourth place, Word Processing.  

Thayer student Gus McFann presided over the meeting as the 2023-2024 District 14 President. Nineteen schools participated in the district competitive events and over 524 members were present at the conference, competing in 39 events with 901 entries. 

Justus, Jake McFann, Forrester, Harvey, Jackson, Wright, Leonard, Woods and Gus McFann will compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference April 14 through 16 in Springfield. Garrison will accompany the students to the FBLA State Leadership Conference.