The Carlisle Future Business Leaders of America had a great showing at the 2014 State Conference on April 7 and 8 in Little Rock. For the first time in Carlisle High School history, Carlisle has a student serving as a state officer. Jaden Daniels completed his term as Arkansas State Reporter. Also making history were students who placed first in events and qualified for the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

There were 14 students and two advisers in attendance at the two-day conference. CHS students placing first and qualifying for national competition included:

Business Plan, first place—Maggye McCallie and Rachel Waterman; Digital Design and Promotion, first place—Lexi Andrews and Makenzie Bennett; E-Business, first place—Thomas McCallie and Nicholas Schafer; Public Service Announcement, first place—Kimberly Lott and Lindsey Strickland.

Additional students competing and placing were: Community Service Project, fifth place—Cody Bowlan and Thomas McCallie; Future Business Leader, fifth place—Austin Reed; Local Chapter Annual Report, fifth place—Nicholas Schafer and Lexi Andrews; Business Financial Plan, Finalists—Clay Parker and Megan Stock; Electronic Career Portfolio, Finalist—Jessmere Craig

Other recognition included: Makenzie Bennett received Future, Business and Leader National awards; Lexi Andrews, Jessmere Craig, Thomas McCallie and Austin Reed received Future and Business National awards.

The Carlisle Chapter received first place for FBLA Foundation; fourth Largest Chapter based on Market Share; and received the Gold Seal and Outstanding Chapter Awards.