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Future Business Leaders of America teams from Fife High School and Columbia Junior High at the FBLA national competitions in Chicago. “The kids all did an amazing job and had a great time at the conference and exploring Chicago,” said Fife’s FBLA advisor Laura Hilzendeger. Columbia’s FBLA advisor Keith Hannah said he is very proud of every one of the students who worked hard all school year to make it to nationals. “They are all ‘winners’ in my opinion just for getting there,” he said. Columbia’s FBLA chapter was one of two chapters in Washington State recognized this year at the national conference by the FBLA National Office as a National Outstanding Local Chapter.

Pictured here are (back row): Micala Nitz (1st place in E-business), Jon Steger, Savannah Way, Kayla Illman; (middle row): Jack White, Kaylin Faranda, Olivia Treece (4th place in Social Media Campaign), Carlie Kilcup (7th place in Community Service Project), Karisa Caraballo (5th place in Client Service); (front row): Josiah Gibbs, Raksmey Por, Addy Paris (7th Place in Community Service Project), Ali Raetz (4th Place in Social Media Campaig), Caitlyn Jones and Trenton Kirchberg.