Local FBLA students secure big-time experience at conference

By Mitchell Willetts

The Enterprise

VALE - For Vale teacher David Paulsen, education recently came in the form of four people crammed into one hotel room for three nights.
And for four Vale students, that education continued at a crowded convention center far from home filled with people who’ve never met and will likely never meet again.
Josh Andersen, Japheth Carlson, Luis Diaz and Jake Milleson recently flew with Paulsen to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in business skills against 10,000 other students from across the country. The national Future Business Leaders of America conference tested students in more than 70 business subjects such as computer applications and agribusiness.
The Vale students earned the right to face off in national competition by placing top four in their chosen subjects at the state conference in Portland.
Diaz, 16, placed seventh in information technology at the state conference, but three . . .