APS to Have Large Presence at FBLA State Leadership Conference

It was a day of glory for many APS students who competed in a recent Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District Leadership Conference. Between Vista PEAK Preparatory and Rangeview High School, nearly 50 students qualified to compete in FBLA’s State Leadership Conference. The event will take place April 23-25 in Vail, Colo.

“We are very proud of the efforts from the FBLA students at Vista PEAK and Rangeview,” said Career and Technical Education Coordinator Valerie Dodrill-Killen. “Vista PEAK’s FBLA club sponsor Michael Dougherty and Rangeview’s FBLA club sponsor Lawson Miller put their hearts and souls into these students, which gives students a ‘leg up’ to reach their future goals and increases postsecondary and workforce readiness skills.”

Vista PEAK Preparatory's FBLA chapter
Vista PEAK Preparatory's FBLA chapter

Congratulations to the following Vista PEAK students headed to state:
- Emily Acuff
- Noah Butler
- Aimee Leyva Cardenas
- Kyree Conaway
- Faith Crowder
- Grisel Zuniga Cruz
- Harkiran Deol
- Manjoyt Deol
- Trejon Hamilton
- Alex Herrera
- Sydney Herrera
- Matthew Heimlich
- Jharen Johnson-Knoblock
- Eliseo Dominguez Mier
- Cassy Miller
- Haylee Ortiz
- Elijah Reed
- Breauna Reeves
- Iomar Rodriguez
- Jacob Rothrock
- Joel Rowe
- Sade Scott

Rangeview High School's FBLA chapter
Rangeview High School's FBLA chapter

Congratulations to the following Rangeview students headed to state:
- Elvis Ahn
- Edwin Chiang
- Cynthia Corral
- Melissa Estudillo
- Maria Flores
- Ray Green
- Anthongy Gustin
- Heaven Irwin
- Eric Khat
- Ryneika Knight
- Cassie Kochman
- Jorion Marshall
- Tzigane Martin
- Brayan Melendez
- Kevin Melendez
- Sierra Miller
- Abel Negussie
- Mikias Negussie
- Miriam Nsubuga
- Esther Nyugen
- Teresa Pomrening
- Zach Powell
- Alex Seguro
- Jason Serrano
- Raymond Simanjuntak
- Hailey Sorensen
- Alex Tizon

Tizon will also campaign to be elected as an FBLA Colorado State Officer.

“Working with students who put countless hours into preparing for an academic competition is the best part of my job,” said Miller. “FBLA truly prepares students for post-secondary readiness and exposes them to real-world scenarios that prepare them to be successful in all facets of their life.”

APS wishes each student the best of luck!