Student Earns National Accolades

By Florence Unified School District

San Tan Valley, AZ – Twenty-Five students from the San Tan Foothills High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended

the annual National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD this summer. Antonio Trujillo, the chapter president, placed 7th in the nation for Business Law. He will be attending Arizona State University in the fall.

The events students competed in ranged from public speaking to customer service. Some presented public service announcements while others took exams. It is extremely competitive at the national level with all 50 states represented, as well as China and Puerto Rico. In all, roughly 13,000 students and advisors attended and competed at the conference.

Listed are the deserving members that competed this year:

  • Jaden Albrant
  • Shannon Ballard
  • Jacob Bello
  • Macaila Bishop
  • Thayne Brown
  • Brisa Carranza
  • Kaitlyn Craft
  • Alex Feeny
  • Roselyn Fohrenkam
  • Andrew Goodman
  • Asia Harvey
  • Maleia Hatfield
  • Chloe LaPoint
  • Shelby Lopez
  • Zachary Marlin
  • Sondra Nathan
  • Bo Nigro
  • Drake Plotner
  • Katie Poe
  • Jayson Reyes
  • Tyler Reyes
  • Jessika Stiltner
  • Antonio Trujillo
  • Nicolas Zurita.


Superintendent Mr. Chris Knutsen said of the conference “I want to congratulate Anthony and the rest of his classmates on their incredible accomplishment. Students from across FUSD competed at nationals and we are proud of all of them.”