KHS students earn trip to FBLA nationals

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Kingman High Future Business Leaders of America members (left to right) Lacrissa Cox, Ashley Meissinger, Kristopher Minnich, Mariah Matusek and Tenaya Snider placed at the 2009 Arizona FBLA State Leadership Conference held April 6-8 in Tucson. Lola Cude, Brittney Patrykus, Dakota Snider and Shaila Schmidt (not pictured) also represented Kingman High at the state level competition.

Courtesy<br><br> Kingman High Future Business Leaders of America members (left to right) Lacrissa Cox, Ashley Meissinger, Kristopher Minnich, Mariah Matusek and Tenaya Snider placed at the 2009 Arizona FBLA State Leadership Conference held April 6-8 in Tucson. Lola Cude, Brittney Patrykus, Dakota Snider and Shaila Schmidt (not pictured) also represented Kingman High at the state level competition.

KINGMAN - Future Business Leaders of America at Kingman High hope to continue their success as they compete at the National Leadership Conference.

Kristopher Minnich and Tenaya Snider took second place in their respective categories at the 2009 Arizona FBLA State Leadership Conference from April 6 to 8 in Tucson. By doing so, they qualified to attend and compete nationally at the National Leadership Conference from June 23 to 29.

Minnich won second in Networking Concepts.

"FBLA has been one of the greatest investments that I've made in my high school career," Minnich wrote in an e-mail. "I am extremely excited to be attending the NLC in Anaheim, Calif."

This is his second trip to the national conference. Minnich went to his first national competition in Nashville, Tenn., during his freshman year.

"My advisors and family have helped me realize my potential as a future business leader," Minnich wrote.

"I can't wait to see what NLC 2009 has to offer."

Snider won second place in both Business Communications and Business Procedures.

"Placing high enough in state to attend nationals was one of the best experiences of FBLA," Snider wrote in an e-mail.

"It is extremely rewarding to know that all of my hard work has paid off.

Snider will not be representing the school at the national conference due to previous arrangements, she said.

"I will be out of the country when the competition takes place," Snider wrote. "I still am grateful for the opportunity."

At the state conference, the FBLA team found success.

Lacrissa Cox placed fourth in Word Processing I. Mariah Matusek and Ashley Meissinger placed fourth in Desktop Publishing.

Lola Cude was a finalist in Public Speaking II and Brittney Patrykus was a finalist in Job Interview. The team of Dakota Snider, Tenaya Snider, Shaila Schmidt and Minnich placed second in Business Jeopardy.

Any businesses or individuals who wish to make a donation or to receive a tax credit to help the KHS chapter defer the costs of travel and registration for the national conference, call (928) 692-6480.