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Senior High FBLA students place at state competition in Kearney

FBLA state competition

Islanders are continuing to make waves and earn top recognition across the state.

Six students represented Grand Island Senior High at the Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference on April 3-5, 2023 in Kearney. 

The State Leadership Conference allows high school students an opportunity to compete in a wide range of categories including journalism, public speaking, coding & programming, and more.

Two of the Islanders who competed, Kevin Parra Vazquez and Alex Phelan, were named state champion in the Network Design category.

Scott Fox, GISH FBLA sponsor and Information Technology teacher, said it was great to see his students excel.

"It was awesome to see Alex and Kevin apply what they have learned and know about data networks and end up being the best in Nebraska when it was all said and done," Fox said.

state FBLA competition

Fox said he is proud of his students for modeling the Islander way at the conference.

The students who represented the Islanders at the conference & competition are:

  • Kevin Parra Vazquez

  • Alex Phelan

  • Paige Berglund

  • Reagan Kort

  • Destiny Lucero

  • Issac Salazar Segura


"All six FBLA competitors represented GISH very well at the State Leadership Conference in Kearney,” Fox said. “They were professional, enthusiastic, and serious about competing," he said.

State FBLA competition

Islander FBLA State Leadership Conference 2023 Results:

Public Service Announcement

Reagan Kort - 5th place



Issac Salazar Segura - 3rd place

Health Care Administration

Paige Berglund


Computer Problem Solving

Kevin Parra Vazquez

Issac Salazar Segura

Alex Phelan - 2nd Place


Network Design (team)

Kevin Parra Vazquez & Alex Phelan - Nebraska State Champion


Cyber Security

Issac Salazar Segura

Kevin Parra Vazquez

Alex Phelan



Paige Berglund

Destiny Lucero


Intro to Financial Math

Paige Berglund

Reagan Kort


Intro to Business Communication

Reagan Kort


Introduction to Business Procedures

Reagan Kort - Honorable Mention


Introduction to FBLA

Reagan Kort


Networking Infrastructure

Alex Phelan - 5th place

Issac Salazar Segura



Paige Berglund