Faith Edwards is the State President of Oregon FBLA and attends Roseburg High School for the year 2018-19 this fall. She has been a member of FBLA for three years now and wishes to continue participating in this amazing organization throughout her college years. Faith has been awarded the Future and Business award. She has been part of the National Business Honor Roll for three years in a row. Faith was awarded a fourth place plaque for Public Speaking her freshman year and was awarded a second place plaque her junior year for Partnership with Business. These awards all furthered her ever growing experience within FBLA.
Faith plans on attending U of O for pre-law. Then eventually transferring to her dream school, Willamette University, for their top ranking law program in Oregon. She hopes to attain a degree in law, which will allow her to sign up for the Judge Advocate General lawyer program. This program is a way Faith can serve her country while accomplishing her career goal. After a few years of service, she hopes to open up her own practice one day. Her experience with FBLA is helping her work towards these goals each and every day.
Faith believes FBLA is a place where futures are built. She has found herself within this organization; it is a place where she belongs. She has noticed her personal growth over the years through FBLA’s relentless support. Faith has found confidence in herself, discovered applicable skills, and made connections.
Trentyn Tennant, the new Executive Vice President of the state of Oregon, will be a senior at La Pine high school this fall and graduating the year of 2019. He began FBLA as a freshman due to the wise words of his older brother “ What's the worst that is gonna happen?” Since then he has grown a beloved passion for the program and is excited to represent, motivate, and grow both himself as well as all other members.
Entering his first meeting he was unsure what to expect, all he knew was there was pizza. ( He was bought in when he heard about the food ) The local interim advisor had asked “ Would you like to be an officer for our local chapter?” Trentyn decided to stick with his brothers words, what is the worst that could happen? His freshman year he was elected to be the Vice President of the local Future Business Leaders of America chapter. This then lead to the following year as the Chapter President.
Freshman year at the State Conference he took a state title in Introduction to Business Presentation. Then qualifying him to go to the National Conference in Atlanta Georgia. Then his sophomore year, placing second in Emerging Business Issues he went to the conference once again. Hearing the conversation of others he decided he wanted to be a representative for the members to amplify their voice. So he ran for the position of Executive Vice President.
Trentyn plans on getting a major in Political Sciences as well as a minor in Business Management. Hoping to one day run a business with his father as well as working his way into the political realm. Trentyn believes that “ Everything in life is what you make it. You speak for your future and I believe that FBLA truly gives you that voice.”
Ximena Lemus-Hernandez is a senior at Lost River High School and is the 2018-19 Cascade Region Vice President. Lemus-Hernandez has been a member of FBLA for four years. Her freshman year, she placed third in Social Media Campaign, which allowed her to attend Nationals in Atlanta,Georgia.
Throughout high school, Lemus-Hernandez has held various leadership positions such as her FBLA chapter President, ASB President, and class Vice President. Although her main focus and priority is FBLA, she competes in Poetry Out Loud, Vex robotics, and plays softball.
Lemus-Hernandez aspires to attend a four-year university after she graduates in the summer of 2019. She wants to pursue a pre-law degree and a minor in business. Her dream is to own a law firm of her own and to either fund or create a non-profit organization to help decrease the lack of education in third world countries.
Joining FBLA has drastically improved her confidence and public speaking skills, which she believes has prepared her for a successful future. Lemus-Hernandez is honored to be able to represent an organization that has helped her become who she is today, and hopes to inspire others to lead.
Cypress Barrett is the Mount Hood Region Vice President and a Sophomore at Molalla High School. FBLA was first introduced to her in middle school, she could not wait to become a member of such an exceptional organization. She promptly became a member as she entered high school. Cypress has now been a part of the organization for two years. She has been awarded the Future Level Business Achievement Award and has placed fifth in help desk at SBLC.
Cypress is very involved in her high school. She is a Sophomore Class Representative and has previously been a Freshman Class Representative. Associative Student Body Leadership is one of Cypress’ focuses, but FBLA is where her passion lies. Cypress has also been a part of a competitive dance team since 2014. In the future, she plans on majoring in cognitive science at UCLA and minoring in business. This schooling will prepare her for her desired career in cognitive research. Cypress is honored to be representing the amazing members of FBLA and believes this organization gives its members the opportunities they need to grow as individuals and team members.
Jadyn McAbee is a senior at Roseburg High School and is serving as the Rogue Umpqua Region Vice President. She has been a member of FBLA for three years now, and she has completed the Future, Business, and Leader Level BAA’s and the Community Level for CSA’s. Her sophomore year, she placed tenth in Business Ethics and her junior year, she placed second in Emerging Business Issues, qualifying her for Nationals.
When Jadyn graduates, she plans on attending Oregon State where she will major in Psychology and minor in Business, so that she can strive towards opening her own psychology firm. Jadyn’s mom has been the biggest source of inspiration towards her career goals since her mom has a degree in psychology. One day, Jadyn plans on moving back to the South, since that is where she is from, so that she can be with her family and childhood friends.
Being in FBLA has improved Jadyn’s interview skills, public speaking, and social interactions. FBLA has given Jadyn the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone and grow more within herself. It is through FBLA that Jadyn’s confidence has been built. Jadyn believes FBLA teaches more than just about business. FBLA teaches members about life skills and themselves. Without FBLA, Jadyn may not have found a place where she feels she belongs, and her role as a leader might never have been known to her.
If you would like to contact Jadyn, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a senior at Silverton High School, Brian Sung is serving as the Willamette Valley Region Vice President. Although a two year member of FBLA, he has already received his Future level Business Achievement Award, National Business Honor Roll, and became his chapter’s Vice President all within the year he joined FBLA. With a business administration career path in mind, Brian plans to attend University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019 to further educate himself and to minimize the flaws in his ability to serve others. Setting his sights on attaining a Doctorate of Business Administration, he can absolutely confirm this statement about being a FBLA member: “Sometimes I make a mistake and let people down, but FBLA has never let my expectation and I down.”