FBLA, B-210, 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Attempting to impress their judges, FBLA members are studying for the competitive categories.
“I have high hopes this year,” FBLA adviser Ronald Barranco said. “I think we’re going to do even better than we did last year. We have a lot of good competitors this year, so I think we’re going to do well.”
Each member chose a separate category and have been taking quizzes surrounding their topic. FBLA members will be attending state from April 9-12 in Reno, NV.
“I think I’m going to do good at state,” FBLA member Alec Valdez said. “My sister is the president of the club and she’s been staying on top of me and making sure I study a lot.”
Black Student Union, 2nd and 4th Thursday, B-137
Attending the Black Student Union Summit for the second year in a row, members are creating a performance for the event on March 27.
“Summit is great because we all get to talk about black history and its importance,” BSU President Kendall Cain said. “We get to talk about black empowerment and I think it’s necessary to remind everyone of its importance.
“I’m excited because every school gets to perform something so it ranges from slam poetry, to step, to acting scenes,” Cain said. “We’re either going to do a performance or a presentation about what we’ve done at Southwest. We were talking about a slam poem or a step routine.”
FCCLA, D-116, 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Adding the finishing touches to their outfits, FCCLA members are preparing for their state competition.
“It’s a taxi theme, so it’s all yellow and then I have black beading going up one line to make it represent a street,” Vice President of Competitive Events Donavee Fujii said. “I wanted to do something that involves yellow because yellow is my favorite color. I think that the idea of a taxi driver dressed as a taxi was really interesting.”
FCCLA members were required to choose an event and create a project, with events ranging from fashion construction, repurpose/redesign and even knife skills. They will be attending state from March 9-12.
“I think everyone’s going to do good as we usually do,” Fujii said. “We usually sweep. I think I’ll do pretty good because a lot of people haven’t started yet and I have. A lot of people haven’t started yet, they’re really behind.”