• Rising Mitchell High School freshman Maggie Martin, left, and Harris Middle School rising eighth-grader Brinkley Hodshon, right, competed as a team in the Critical Thinking competition at the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 28-July 3 in San Antonio, Texas. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
    Rising Mitchell High School freshman Maggie Martin, left, and Harris Middle School rising eighth-grader Brinkley Hodshon, right, competed as a team in the Critical Thinking competition at the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 28-July 3 in San Antonio, Texas. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Hodshon, Martin attend FBLA National Leadership Conference

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest students traveled to San Antonio, Texas, June 28-July 3 to compete for FBLA national awards. 

Harris Middle School rising eighth-grader Brinkley Hodshon and rising Mitchell High School freshman Maggie Martin competed as a team in the Critical Thinking competition. The competitors were given a case study about the American Enterprise System and had 15 minutes to prepare a five-minute presentation about how they would solve the case study using a critical-thinking process. Hodshon and Martin were in the finals for the event and finished in the top 18 in the nation. Hodshon and Martin would like to thank the community for their support in attending this prestigious conference.

Participants from across the United States and abroad attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events. 

The Critical Thinking event was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. 

In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and heard from motivational speakers about a range of business topics.

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