I.A. Lewis FBLA takes on the 2023 Regional Conference

Written by Khloe Green
Submitted by adviser Katelynne Levesque

Recently the FBLA members of I.A. Lewis participated in the 2023 FBLA Regional Conference at Louisiana Tech University, competing against the sixth through eighth grade chapter members of multiple other schools in the Lincoln School System in both objective tests and presentations.

The following students received honors during the event:

— Gracie Bourgeois placed superior on  “Business Etiquette

—  Khloe’ Green placed superior on “Career Exploration” and “Learning Strategies” 

— Harper Thompson scored excellence for “Exploring Economics”

— Emily Thompson scored superior on “FBLA Concepts”

— Luke Pendergrass scored excellence on “Financial Literacy” 

— Rhyan Hester placed superior on “Interpersonal Communication”

— Reginald Giles placed excellence on “Leadership” 

— Braylen Gipson place excellence on “Running an Effective Meeting” 

On the presentations/ performance events, I.A. Lewis had Gracie Bourgeois place excellence on “Business Etiquette,” Emily Thompson place superior on “Elevator Speech.” Luke Pendergrass place first on “Exploring Business Issues,” and Rhyan Hester place excellence and Briley Mack place superior on “FBLA Mission and Pledge;” and for “Critical Thinking” Caleb Breeding, Braylen Gipson and Harper Thompson placed excellence.

Even though all of the members didn’t place on their test and presentation, students still gained experience while participating in the Regional Conference. By attending the conference students became familiar with the activities and order of fashion at the conference, learned many business techniques, approaches, saving habits/tips, and ideas for the future as FBLA members; and grew more familiar with the officers of FBLA clubs in the Lincoln Parish. The group of students is now looking forward to participating in the state conference in Lafayette and be one of the many representing Ruston.