She’s going to FBLA nationals!

Sofia Montoya will head to Atlanta to compete on a national stage

Vickie Kennedy, FBLA adviser

Nearly 2,800 FBLA students and advisers representing 161 school districts across Colorado attended the 2016 FBLA State Leadership Conference April 14-16  in snowy Vail, Colorado.  The conference is conducted annually as a culmination of the year’s leadership activities, participating in business-related and leadership development workshops, guest motivational speakers, and competing in 65 different business, technology, career, and performance events.

Eleven Englewood students represented their chapter in a variety of competitive events.  Each student that attended state had to qualify on the district level of competition with 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A high schools.  The top 3 winners at the district competitions in each event are allowed to compete at the state level.    The first, second and third place winners at the state competition qualify to compete at the National level.

Our students presented themselves professionally, conducted themselves in an exemplary fashion, and Englewood FBLA secured one of these students becoming a national qualifier.  This year the FBLA National Competition will be in Atlanta, Georgia.


Sofia Montoya

     National Qualifier

     3rd Year National Qualifier

3rd Place in Sales Presentation
Payton Martinez


7th Place in Computer Problem Solving
Daniel Martins


9th  Place in Introduction to Business Communications
Other Attendees:  Zach Avjean, Trevor Willson, Jerome Doherty, Alexandra Foster, Megan Radford, Isabel Montanez, Aliah Pater, and Kaitlyn Mestas


Please join me in congratulating these students on their achievements.  Thanks to the staff for all your support and encouragement. 


FBLA is a student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 12,000 high school chapters worldwide. FBLA promotes career, technical, and business education; values free enterprise; creates citizenship, and fosters the inner growth of young adults as they transition from school to work.  Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.