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FBLA Students Qualify to Compete at the State Leadership Conference
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Twenty-one SMHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) showed they had what it takes to capture numerous awards during a competition in Pasadena last weekend.

Twenty-one SMHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) showed they had what it takes to capture numerous awards during a competition in Pasadena last weekend.
The Saints participated in various business and financial, entrepreneurship, and software systems development career pathways to have a chance to qualify for the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Sacramento in April, according to teacher and advisor Cindy Quaid.
Student Lizeth Guzman-Calderon said she had a “great and enjoyable time”, while Isabella Medina added, “My favorite memory from section was networking and participating in the workshops.’’
“For my last section conference, it was great because of the awards I received and because of the people who made it an unforgettable experience,’’ said Eduardo Santos-Santiago. “I will miss attending these conferences after high school.’’
“The Section Conference never fails to remain a memorable and exciting experience for me,’’ said Eliot Baez, SMHS FBLA Chapter President. “This year’s conference was a major success for our chapter, and I attribute it all to the hard work and cooperation of our members.’’
Results of Santa Maria High School FBLA Members who placed in their competitive events:
• Emma Vega (11th grade), Computer Applications – 6th place
• Eduardo Santos-Santiago (12th grade), Computer Applications – 5th place
• Nashali Vicente (10th grade), Computer Applications – 2nd place
• Naomi Sanchez (12th grade), Word Processing – 6th place and Job Interview – 7th place
• Jose Cisneros (12th grade), Word Processing – 5th place
• Drew Kringel (12th grade), Computer Problem Solving – 2nd place and Cyber Security- 8th place
• Isaac Ochoa (12th grade), Business Calculations – 8th place and Economics- 9th place
• Miguel Robles (11th grade), Accounting I – 9th place
• Kobe Pabellan (12th grade), Cyber Security- 7th place
• Christina Regalado (11th grade), Public Speaking – 4th place
• Lizeth Guzman-Calderon (11th grade), Impromptu Speaking – 8th place
• Eliot Baez (11th grade), Cyber Security- 5th place
Team Events:
Lizeth Guzman-Calderon, Eliot Baez & Eduardo Santos-Santiago Management Decision Making, 2nd place
Astrid Gonzalez, Isaac Ochoa (11th grade) & Mirian Solano-Navarro) – Entrepreneurship Team, 9th place
Gilberto Mora and Gustavo Robles – Global Business 8th place
Isabella Medina, Anahi Olvera, and Alexa Samano– Hospitality Management, 10th place
Isabella Medina, Anahi Olvera, and Gilberto Mora– Marketing, 9th Place
Eligible to Compete at the CA FBLA State Leadership Conference in Ontario April 23-26
Lizeth Guzman-Calderon, Eliot Baez and Eduardo Santos-Santiago, Management Decision Making - 2nd place
Nashali Vicente (10th grade), Computer Applications – 2nd place
Drew Kringel (12th grade), Computer Problem Solving – 2nd place

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