Seventeen Watertown High School students, along with their advisors, Marcie Murrell and Ella Williams, attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Chattanooga from April 6-9, where the students competed with more than 2,000 other students from across the state in various events.
Once again, the Watertown High School FBLA chapter came home with several awards and honors. The chapter received the Gold Seal of Merit Chapter award, which is given to only the top 15 percent of the local chapters in the state based on their accomplishments throughout the year.
In addition, Elizabeth Armistead won the job interview event. Armistead served as the 2013-14 state reporter and successfully won her bid for 2014-15 FBLA state president. She will represent Tennessee as the state president this year at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, as well as compete at the national conference in job interview.
Ashley Charles finished third in health care administration. Charles will also compete at the national conference in health care administration.
Kacelyn Parisher finished fourth in business law. Jenna Haun, Maria Shelton, Ginny Lea and John Oxley also finished fourth in team parliamentary procedure. Maria Shelton finished fourth in electronic scrapbook.
Austyn Walls finished fifth in health care administration. Shawn Illenberg also finished fifth in local chapter annual business report. Deanna Upchurch finished fifth in public speaking II.