FBLA Students Win State

Carson High FBLA Students Win State Awards
Posted on 05/11/2020
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Nearly two dozen Carson High School (CHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students claimed more than 40 top-ten awards including five state championships at the Nevada State Business Leadership Conference. The conference was previously scheduled to be held in Reno, but due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the event was held digitally.

Any student placing in any of the top four spots qualified them for the National Business Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Again, due to COVID-19, the national conference has also been switched to a virtual format.

The State Final Award Session was held Friday, May 8, and the following students were recognized. The final awards ceremony for nationals will be at the end of June.

  1. Nevada FBLA Alumni of the Year: Hannah Golik (CHS Class of 2018)
  2. Nevada FBLA Who’s Who Award: Kiana Martinez
  3. National Business Honor Roll Awards:
    • Jaden Anderson
    • Serena Dantzle
    • Bahar Jazani
    • Heba Syeddah
    • Carlos Alberto Torres
    • Abby Golik
    • Kiana Martinez
    • Gloria Valdenegro
  4. 5th Place for CHS FBLA in Chapter Sweeptstakes
  5. Nevada Advisor of the Year: Angila Golik

“These students are to be commended for their business skills and putting forth the effort to compete even though so much of the event was completely differ3ent from what any of them had experienced before,” said Angila Golik, American Government teacher and FBLA advisor at Carson High School. “Congratulations to all the Carson High School FBLA members for their awards.”

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps more than 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. FBLA’s programs focus on:

  • Leadership Development — members develop essential soft skills by holding chapter officer positions at the local, state and national levels; by networking with accomplished business professionals and by participating in business-focused workshops, seminars and academic competitions.
  • Academic Competitions — members demonstrate their business expertise at high-profile regional, state, and national competitive events. The top students are recognized with trophies and cash awards.
  • Educational Programs — members create career portfolios, enhance their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications and have access to select college scholarships.

Results: Nevada FBLA State Business Leadership Conference 2020


3rd: Kiana Martinez

8th: Bradley Wiggins


7th:  Bita Jazani

Banking & Financial Systems:

5th: Kiana Martinez

Business Calculations:

3rd: Bradley Wiggins

7th: Jens Robison

Business Communications:

1st (State Champion): Carlos Torres

9th: Will Breeding

10th: Heba Seyeddah

Business Ethics

4th: Heba Syeddah

Business Plan:

5th: Walker MacKenzie, Bradley Wiggins, Jens Robison

Client Service:

3rd: Abby Golik

4th: Bahar Jazani

6th: Makayla Mueller

8th: Christofer Palacio

9th: Jaden Anderson

Cyber Security

6th: Jaden Anderson


7th: Walker Mackenzie

Graphic Design

7th:  Berenice Ramirez

Health Care Administration

4th: Abby Golik

Impromptu Speaking

1st (State Champion):  Carlos Torres

9th:  Sam Nichols

10th: Clayton Bensmiller

Intro to Business Communication

7th: Naomi Nguyen

Introduction to Business Presentation

8th: Naomi Nguyen and Macie Wilson

Introduction to Public Speaking

3rd: Erin Peterson

Job Interview:

1st (State Champion):  Kiana Martinez

2nd:  Gloria Valdenegro

4th: Abby Golik

8th: Rebecca Howard

Organizational Leadersip

3rd: Bahar Jazani

4th: Heba Seyeddah

6th: Bita Jazani

Personal Finance:

1st: (State Champion): Jens Robison

5th: Clayton Bensmiller

8th: Gloria Valdenegro

Publication Design:

1st (State Champion):  Makayla Mueller

9th: Will Breeding, Serena Dantzler, & Carlos Torres

Public Speaking

4th: Gloria Valdenegro

Sports & Entertainment Management:

3rd: Ryan Lawlor, Walker Mackenzie, Christofer Palacio


For more information about CHS FBLA, contact advisor Angila Golik at [email protected].