Students earn high honors at national FBLA event
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Ashley Berrett of San Juan High School received national recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Awards of Excellence Program in Baltimore, MD July 1. 

Ashley competed against 120 national qualifiers in the Job Interview category and placed fifth in the nation.

The team of Brittany Grover, Madison Palmer, and Tyler Shumway advanced to the final round above 128 other teams in the Business Presentations category. 

Additional competitors from San Juan High included Spencer Moulton (Word Processing), Connor Christensen and Brooklyn Grover (Sports Management), Jessica Walker (Journalism), and Deryl Shumway (Business Calculations).

The students’ advisor, Jeanna Grover, said, “Not only does FBLA present students with great opportunities to learn life skills, this student-led organization gives students an opportunity to create and present top-notch presentations that showcase their knowledge of the business world.

“In some instances, students have worked more than a year in preparation for these competitions, often with local businesses and business leaders.  These nine students, as well as many additional students from SJH, worked incredibly hard to compete at the state level.

“Once they earned their national qualifying spots (three first-place event winners), their work level increased in preparation for the national competition.”

San Juan High FBLA are already preparing for next year’s competitions and are excited to be working with businesses throughout San Juan County. This summer they are also participating in the Play Unplugged program, which encourages youth to put down their electronics and play outside.

The program runs through Labor Day.  For more information or to participate, visit

Grover and the San Juan High national competitors express thanks to the San Juan School District Foundation and local community members who supported them in fundraising efforts for their trip to the FBLA National Competition.
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