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Imbler High School’s business students have no equals in the state at the class 1A level.
Imbler High Schoolâ€™s FBLA chapter, whose members are shown here, recently won its fourth straight state Class 1A title. - Submitted photo
This is what Oregon’s Future Business Leaders of America judges are saying — for the fourth straight year.
The judges awarded Imbler the school’s fourth straight class 1A state FBLA Chapter of the Year title earlier this month.
This marks Imbler’s eighth straight top-two finish at state. Imbler placed second at the Class 2A level four years in a row prior to winning its four straight Class 1A titles. All of the past eight top-two finishes have been under chapter adviser Jennifer Teeter.
Theresa Dewey, the Imbler School District’s deputy clerk, credits the chapter’s success to Teeter’s leadership.
“She is so committed, has high expectations and gets kids to set goals and follow through on them,’’ said Dewey, a parent of two students in Imbler’s FBLA chapter.
Teeter skillfully keeps a delicate balance, pushing students while building their interest in FBLA activities. She does so in part by showing students how applicable the things they do in FBLA are to the real world.
“The students see the value in the skills they are learning’’ Dewey said.
Imbler had one second-place and one third-place finish at state this year. Its Chapter Website team of Stephanie Anthony, Kira Poe and Chelsea Poe placed second and its global business team of Kaira Craddock, Bryson Ricker and Pedro Abdala took third.
Imbler has 54 students in its FBLA chapter, the highest number of any Class 1A school and more than any class 2A or 3A school. Class 2A schools have 116 to 235 students and 3A high schools have 238 to 400 students.
Wallowa High School also made an impressive showing at the 1A level with a second place finish. Nine members of Wallowa’s chapter attended and competed at the state conference.
Wallowa’s runner-up finish adds to its already noteworthy legacy. WHS, which took third in 2007 and second in 2006, has won eight Class 1A titles in the past 17 years under adviser Dawn Crow. The class 1A classification is high schools with up to 116 students.
Below are the state FBLA results for Imbler and Wallowa high schools.
IMBLER HIGH INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Business Law: 9, Amy Lease.
Business Math: 9, Felecia Pierce.
American Enterprise Project: 8, Ariana Snow. 10, Stephanie Anthony.
IMBLER HIGH TEAM RESULTS