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FBLA Club from Herriman High School Take Home Top Honors at National Competition

Oct 07, 2015 11:48AM ● By Bryan Scott

Members from the FBLA club at Herriman High School traveled to the National Competition in Chicago this summer. PHOTO CREDIT- Herriman High School

By Aimee L. Cook

South Valley - Over the summer, the students in the FBLA club at Herriman High School traveled to the National Competition in Chicago and several came home winners. 

The Future Business Leaders of America is a national organization that works with educators and advisors to teach students to become business leaders in their communities. The FBLA is a competitive club for high school students with the goal of developing leaders and leadership skills through field trips, guest speakers and competitions in 70 different events. The four areas of competition are; 100 Question Multiple Choice Tests, Role-Plays, Presentations and Production Events.

“I did not know what the FBLA club was before I started high school, but during orientation I was walking around the gym with my mom, and when I saw the FBLA table it just looked like everyone was having fun, “ Olivia Ziter, senior and FBLA President at Herriman High School, said. “It really is a lot of fun.”

Junior and Communications Officers for FBLA at Herriman High School, Marin Murdock took home the sixth-place award for FBLA Principals and Procedures at the National Competition. 

“I took a 100 questions test at national on the procedures and bylaws and other information to win the sixth-place award,” Marin said. “I really enjoy having a place to be in high school by being apart of the FBLA, it gives me a feeling of belonging.” 

Students in the club also learn skills like how to build a resume, interview for a job and organize activities and events, like the talent show at Herriman.

“Myself, my Co-Adviser Julianna Wing, and Herriman Business Team, are so proud of our students in the Business Department at Herriman High School,” Matthew Filippini said. “They work their tails off everyday and are going to become rock stars in their future.  We have had national winners in DECA and FBLA the past two years.  A lot of our students have gone on in the past few years to major universities in Utah and around the country, and a lot of them have received numerous scholarships.  Our students have grown and learned so much, in a short time.  We are beyond proud and impressed by them.”

In addition to Murdock’s win, students Gavin Robinson, Grant Schmidt and  Jonathan Haroldsen placed in the Top 15 Finalist for Management Information System