Spring Semester DECA, FBLA, and FCCLA Successes

This spring, Littleton Public Schools high school students have stepped into the spotlight, showcasing their talents in events hosted by DECA, FBLA, and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). 

DECA, an organization dedicated to preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management, provides a platform for students to develop their business acumen through competitive events. 

FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America, is an organization for students interested in pursuing careers in business and business-related fields. FBLA helps students develop their leadership abilities through a variety of educational programs and competitive events. Through their participation, students enhance business skills, practice community service, and network with peers and professionals.

Meanwhile, FCCLA offers a unique combination of career preparation and community involvement, focusing on personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences education. These competitions not only highlight the practical skills and creativity of our students but also their ability to innovate and lead in complex scenarios, reflecting the district's commitment to excellence in all aspects of student development and extracurricular engagement.

AHS DECA Participants36 Arapahoe students competed at the DECA state competition at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs at the end of February. These students competed against 3200 of the best and brightest business and marketing students from across the state. Congratulations to the following students who made it into the top 10 percent and qualified for finals:

  • Gabe Brock*
  • Bella Cote**
  • Wesley Foa*
  • Shea Furlong**
  • Patti Gilmore
  • Graham Reed*
  • Tatiana Robinson
  • Mia Rosado**
  • Sam Siegal

* Finalist in multiple events
** Qualified for the International competition in Anaheim, CA

LHS DECA ParticipantsLittleton High School students had great learning experiences at the State Career Development Conference. 75 percent of LHS finalists qualified for the International Career Development Conference in April. Special congratulations to LHS’s Owen Ervin, who earned the title of State Champion for his Principals of Finance event!

87 talented students from Arapahoe High School qualified at the district FBLA conference to compete at the FBLA State Competition. Their dedication, hard work, and passion truly paid off! Arapahoe High School is proud of their four state champions who clinched the coveted first place in their respective events: congratulations to Callahan Davis, Liam Grothe, Cash Heydorn, and Cade Nierling. In addition, the following Arapahoe students placed in the top ten at the state level (individually or as part of a team):

  • Chloe Amonson
  • Shay Anderson
  • Rachel Arnold
  • Sophie Bernauer
  • Allessandra Ciceri
  • Evelyn Dishong
  • Soleil Floyd
  • Ella Forshage
  • Noah Froehlich
  • Cristean Gottschalk
  • Lindsey Gruidel
  • Beza Guilfoyle*
  • Allison Jeffers
  • Riley Kelley
  • Declan Kennedy
  • Isabella LeBoeuf*
  • Sotiria Marlangoutsos
  • Abigail Pfanstiel
  • Carolena Schafer
  • Alyssa Silberman*
  • Cara Thorton
  • Parker Wells

* Will be attending the national competition

Congratulations to Isabella LeBoeuf, who is now a state officer for FBLA. She has put in countless hours and gone through a rigorous interview process to achieve this high level of leadership; she is also a member of the FBLA Presidents Council and leads the District Officer Team. She will be helping other FBLA chapters to learn the FBLA program.

Heritage High School students also participated in the FBLA State Competition. Congratulations to:

  • Katelyn Campbell (fourth in Business Communications)
  • Molly Citrin (tenth in Hospitality and Event Marketing)
  • Brynne Johnson (seventh in Business Communications)
  • Lilian Jones (first in Business Calculations)

Lillian Jones is a two-state champion in Business Calculations, and Katelyn Campbell is a two-time top four finalist in Business Communications.

Littleton High School took 16 students to the district leadership conference and qualified in nine events. With some bump-ups, 14 members were able to attend the state conference, where three students placed third in their events: 

  • Jillian Simmonds in Introduction to Business Procedures
  • Annie Fox and Kooper Griggs in Introduction to Event Planning 

These students will be attending the national conference. 

Ben Domer placed in the top ten in Introduction to Business Procedures, and two teams also placed in the top ten: Djuna Strahl, Grace Muench, and Emma Stumph in Public Service Announcement; and Maren Moore, Grace Foresman, and Tatum Pratt in Social Media Strategies. Nora Tholen, Keagan Boyd, Tyler West, and Austin Hughes turned in great efforts for their first state conference!

One male and two female students from EPIC Campus showing their projects at FCCLAFCCLA
A huge congratulations to the EPIC Campus FCCLA chapter! We’re so proud of chapter president, Jordyn Schild (Sr. HHS), and chapter officers Hanna Noel Sanchez (Sr. HHS), and John Linscott (Jr. HHS) for representing the chapter at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel on April 4–6, 2024. Their hard work and dedication truly paid off! All three students brought home impressive Silver Medals in their respective events. Hanna Noel and Jordyn qualified to compete at the FCCLA National Conference competition this summer in Seattle, earning first and second place in the state of Colorado. All of these students put in a lot of effort this past semester either creating a presentation board or portfolio to showcase their projects to the judges. What a fantastic accomplishment!

LHS's FCCLA members competing in the annual salsa competitionLittleton High School’s FCCLA team had their annual salsa competition where four teams competed against each other in knife skills, sanitation, and mise en place. Nine judges from LHS, the community, and LPS district leadership determined the winning team, who won with a roasted pear salsa.