High school students across the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District earned honors at the state level of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) business competition.

Students from Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School received recognition in the FBLA conference, which prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society. Seven students earned fourth place or better, advancing to the national virtual competition.

Lee’s Summit High School

  • Jack Lintz, 10th place, Marketing
  • Cathy Sisler is the FBLA adviser at Lee’s Summit High School.

Lee’s Summit North

  • Abigail Webster, fourth place, Introduction to FBLA (national qualifier)
  • Tiger Groh, Braeden Thomas and Carson Wilcox, fifth place, Website Design
  • Austin Yarbrough, fifth place, Organizational Leadership
  • Nicole Thurman and Christy Buckner are FBLA advisers at Lee’s Summit North.

Lee’s Summit West

  • Abigail Clothier and Rita Pham, first place, International Business (national qualifiers)
  • Abigail Clothier, Grant Coleman and Rita Pham, second place, Management Decision Making (national qualifiers)
  • Maddie Balsman and Ridgely Secrist, third place, Marketing (national qualifiers)
  • Collin Davis, third place, Coding & Programming (national qualifier)
  • Maddie Balsman, fourth place, Organizational Leadership (national qualifier)
  • Andrew Garrison and Zach Haines, fifth place, Sports & Entertainment Management
  • Ben Ward, eighth place, Introduction to Business
  • Mohamed Haji, ninth place, Sales Presentation
  • Meagan Chapman and Meredith Hayes are FBLA advisers at Lee’s Summit West.

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