REDMOND, Ore. -

Aliyah Formen, Ridgeview High School junior, placed second in the state out of 65 competitors in state competition for FBLA, (Future Business Leaders of America).

Aliyah qualified for the national competition in Client Services (customer service). With nearly 1,500 students participating in over 60 events, the top 3 qualify to compete at nationals.

Ridgeview FBLA chapter in only its second year of existence, Ridgeview was honored as a chapter with the largest percentage of growth in membership for the year. Twenty-two members attended the annual state competition and 13 members placed in the top 10 in their event.

Business Calculations - 9th Colin Ronhaar

Banking and Financial Services - 5th Kirsten Hawk, Shae Wilcox, Kaily Fineran

Business Procedures - 7th Jordyn Langeliers

Client Services - 2nd Aliyah Formen * National Qualifier, 6th Billy Brant

Desktop Publishing - 4th Jessica Baldwin

Emerging Business Issues - 4th Phelan Lund, Caleb Maxwell, Caleb Ronhaar

Health Care Administration - 6th Omar Silva

Personal Finance - 6th Jordyn Langeliers

“We are proud and excited for Aliyah to represent Ridgeview at the nationals competition where more thanb 5,000 high school students will compete,” shared Lee Loving, RVHS principal.

FBLA National competition is held in Nashville, Tennessee in June 27 – July 3, and to get there Aliyah needs to raise almost $2,000. If you are interested in sponsoring Aliyah to represent Ridgeview please contact FBLA teacher Karin Crouch at Karin.Crouch@redmond.k12.or.us