Forty FBLA members and four adviser/chaperones traveled to Colorado Springs for State FBLA on April 17-19 in lieu of the scheduled conference at the Gaylord during that time. Prior to travel, all students took tests and recorded presentations for a virtual competition to qualify for Nationals. Students went to the Denver Zoo, Rockies vs. Mets game, and the Cave of the Winds. While at the hotel, students enjoyed watching the State FBLA Opening Session which included Kylie Purkeypile, Colorado State VP of Education, giving away multiple awards. Holyoke was proud to receive Peak V recognition, the highest level awarded in the state of Colorado FBLA. Three students were also recognized for achieving their Future award: Ethan Schneller, Jimena Nunez, and Tayla Martin.
Upon returning from the State trip, members attended a "watch party" in the Holyoke High School commons area where they announced competition winners at the state level:
- Savannah Vermeulen, 5th, Business Law
- Clover Adler, 5th, Word Processing
- Cooper Goldenstein, 6th, Computer Applications
- Correy Koellner, 8th, Advertising
- Alec Sprague, 10th Business Law
- Jadon Frost, 10th, Introduction to Business Procedures
The following students placed in the top four, qualifying for Nationals:
- Cade Killin, 1st, Business Law
- Diego Jimenez, Kailar Hayes and Kenneth Lindholm, 1st, Partnership w/Business
- Joey Beckner, Lauren Herman, & Kristin Vieselmeyer, 2nd, American Enterprise
- Ethan Schneller, Tayla Martin, and Katelyn Kropp, 2nd, Community Service
- Tamara Penzing, 3rd, Local Chapter Annual Report
National FBLA is scheduled to take place the last part of June in Anaheim but will now be virtual, also, because of covid. FBLA qualifying members hope to travel during Nationals and watch the awards ceremony together remotely.