HomeLink High School
Myra is very instrumental in our FBLA club as well as to our Region. It is because of Myra that we even have a club. She goes out and talks to students to join FBLA and shares her excitement on what FBLA is about. She takes it upon herself to create the Agendas for our club and makes sure that any fundraiser is successful.
She sends out reminders to all the students for everything that needs to be done in our club. She is on our VP's Board and is eager and willing to do whatever it takes to make our Region successful. As the Regional Advisor, she also helps me in any way she can to help me be successful.
- Wendi Frank, HomeLink FBLA Adviser
Fife High School
In MacKenzie's first year with FBLA she qualified at the Regional conference in Sales Presentation and Public Speaking II. Having had such a great experience & understanding that FBLA was helping her to come out of her shell while at the same time allowing her to excel academically she decided to run for an office. This year she is the Fife FBLA Vice President. She is the co-organizer of the Community Service Project Hoopin' 4 Heroes. This is a project run with the Fife PD and WA Special Olympics. While the project isn't until February is already working hard to gather sponsorships for the event and help raise money to benefit WA Special Olympics. She has organized to collection activities in the past two months and already collected over $300. MacKenzie also serves on the Fife Youth Commission as a representative for Fife. She is passionate about creating opportunities for youth and giving them a voice and a chance to give back. Sh e is an excellent, organized, detailed and dedicated FBLA member. She is always aware of what others need and does what she can to help her fellow members organize themselves and assist when they need help. A great candidate for FBLA member of the month!
- Laura Hilzendeger, Fife FBLA Adviser
Mount Vernon High School
Eyad has been involved in FBLA for three years and his involvement has steadily increased as well as his passion for helping others succeed. This year, Eyad collaborated with our school's DECA chapter to increase membership and leadership opportunities for students at our school. Competitively, he has helped other members determine which competition to choose and has helped prepare students for their events. While chapter president, he also joined the regional leadership team to assist the Northwest VP and gain a better understanding of how FBLA operates. I have no doubt that Eyad will succeed in whatever path he chooses after high school and I know that he attributes that to his involvement in FBLA.
- Ariel Dykstra, Mount Vernon FBLA Advisor
Rebecca Fortner, Odessa High School
Rebecca is an outstanding leader at the local, state and national level of FBLA. As our local treasurer, she oversees at $50,000 budget, and strives to keep our books accurate and timely to meet the state auditors standards. As a mentor, she continually works with younger members to train them for future leadership positions. She is a our "go to" person for all public relations and has a thorough understanding of the organization and the numerous requirements for events and activities. As a Lead2Feed ambassador, she has helped create numerous videos and presentations that have been used nationally. She has competed several times at the national level and placed 1st in Business Ethics. Rebecca is a dedicated member of our team and uses her vast knowledge and resources to make the organization better for not only our chapter, but also chapters around the nation.
-Teri King, Odessa FBLA Adviser
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Megan Ray, Ellensburg High School
"Megan has been an active member the last four years. She took on the office of club president as a sophomore and junior years. This year she is parliamentarian. Megan is willing to step up to the plate whenever asked. She fills in the gaps for others and doesn't hesitate in doing it.
She has become a tremendous asset to our FBLA organization and a symbol of what FBLA can do for students. Megan has become a role model and leader because of her experiences with FBLA. She has attended officer training, fall conference, winter conference and state conference all of her four years. This past summer she was able to attend and compete in Atlanta at national conference.
Megan has headed up many committees for the club, including the service project of reading to first graders and overseeing our biggest fundraiser of the year, Grub Tolo the last two years. She has served as chair for several other fundraisers each year also. Megan is essential to FBLA. It has also been a joy to see her growth in learning to deal with people and difficult situations.
She handles them with grace and humility. She truly has become a leader, in the way FBLA should be exemplified. Megan is worthy of above and beyond recognition."
- Marcy Matthews, FBLA Advisor, Ellensburg High School
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Christian Gonzales, Capital High School
"Christian has been Vice President (twice) and President of our chapter. Last year he earned the "F" award in the Business Achievement Awards (BAA) through his involvement in every aspect of our chapter activities. He is working on the "B" level this year.
Christian is dedicated to FBLA - every day he checks in with me at least once to see what needs to be done. He is also instrumental in making sure that others have what they need to do their jobs. He is organized and pays attention to the details that make our activities successful. He also has a vision for FBLA which has helped our chapter grow not only in membership but in the scope of activities that we do throughout the year. He is well deserving of the FBLA Student of the Month award!"
- Allison McFadden, FBLA Adviser Capital High School