The East Valley High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in multiple events at the State Leadership Conference held in Bellevue, WA. The Network Design team of Carter Hosking, Josh Strebeck, and Collin Zurfluh brought home 1st Place in the state.

The competition of computer network design requires teams to take a collaborative online test followed by an interactive role play/presentation in front of experts in the field of network design. Placing in the top four at state qualifies a team for the FBLA national competition to be held in Baltimore in late June – early July. Also making finals at the state competition were Gwendolyn Skeen in introduction to public speaking and Josh Strebeck in networking concepts.

Other students competing at the FBLA State Leadership Conference were Alan Juris in Agribusiness and Business Law; Nathan Mitchell, Andre Mounadir, and Brock Phillips in Digital Video Production; Danielle Hillyard and Shaylor Leyk in Emerging Business Issues; Alyssa Mitchell and Ariauana Davies in Social Media Campaign and Global Business; Destiny Hillyard and Jake Hillyard in Introduction to Business Presentation. Shaylor Leyk also competed in Job Interview and Client Service. Destiny Hillyard also competed in Introduction to Business Procedures and Introduction to Business.