December 7, 2021
In this issue, you will find:

Calendar of Events

Find important dates, deadlines, and destination information relating to Tennessee FBLA here.

State Membership Update

It is never too late to submit your chapter membership rosters or add additional members. Our Tennessee FBLA goal is to surpass 6,000 members. The minimum chapter size required is five student members and one chapter adviser. As of December 7, our association has 2,602 members! Kudos to the following Tennessee FBLA chapters:

Chapter Name Total Students
Adamsville Senior High School 13
Alvin C York Agricultural Inst 5
Anderson Co. Career & Tech Center 7
Arlington High School 57
Bearden High School 30
Beech Senior High School 44
Benton County Career & Tech Center 9
Bluff City High School 0
Bradford High School 0
Brighton High School 0
Bristol Tennessee High School 10
Campbell County High School 20
Centennial High School 24
Central High School 0
Central High School 0
Chattanooga Central High School 0
Chester County High School 6
Clarkrange High School 4
Clarksburg High School 14
Clarksville Academy 0
Clay County High School 77
Clinton High School 12
Cloudland High School 4
Cocke County High School 0
Coffee County High School 77
Coffee County Middle School 43
Collierville High School 18
Columbia Central High School 6
Community High School 32
Cordova High School 9
Covington High School 65
Craigmont High School 0
Culleoka High School 31
Cumberland County High School 18
Dekalb County High School 112
Dickson County Senior High 33
Dobyns - Bennett High School 0
Douglass High School 1
Dresden High School 43
East Hickman High School 16
East Nashville Magnet High School 22
East Robertson High School 25
Elizabethton High School 25
Forrest High School 0
Franklin County High School 86
Germantown High School 0
Gibbs High School 0
Giles County High School 16
Gordonsville High School 17
Granville T. Woods Academy of Innovation Charter School 0
Green Hill High School 0
Greenbrier High School 6
Greenfield High School 0
Grundy County High School 0
Halls High School 13
Hampshire Unit School 26
Hampton High School 12
Hardin County High School 0
Hardin Valley Academy 22
Heavenly Host Lutheran School 0
Heavenly Host Lutheran School - ML 0
Hendersonville High School 94
Henry County High School 17
Heritage High School 0
Hickman County High School 5
Hixson High School 59
Hollow Rock Bruceton Central High School 19
Huntland High School 22
Jackson County High School 0
Jefferson County High School 21
Jo Byrns High School 0
Kingsbury High School 0
KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School 0
Lake County High School 0
Lawrence County High School 18
Lebanon High School 20
Lewis County High School 18
Livingston Academy 50
Loretto High School 19
Loudon High School 4
Macon County High School 59
Martin Luther King Prep High School 11
McKenzie High School 9
McMinn Central High School 35
McMinn County High School 0
McNairy Central High School 32
Middle College High School 30
Midway High School 17
Milan High School 0
Montgomery Central High School 0
Morristown - Hamblen East High School 10
Morristown - Hamblen West High School 14
Mt. Juliet High School 14
Mt. Pleasant High School 4
Munford High School 0
Northeast High School 6
Oak Ridge High School 6
Perry County High School 0
Pigeon Forge High School 0
Polk County High School 15
Portland High School 33
Powell High School 0
Power Center Academy High School 5
Red Boiling Springs High School 32
Ridgeway High School 26
Rossview High School 8
Santa Fe High School 60
Science Hill High School 45
Scott High School 6
Scotts Hill High School 40
Sequatchie County High School 0
Sevier County High School 0
Seymour High School 0
Shelbyville Central High School 7
Signal Mountain Middle High School 3
Smith County High School 5
South Gibson County High School 44
South Greene High School 0
Southwind High School 0
Springfield High School 0
Station Camp High School 7
Stewart County High School 48
Stone Memorial High School 13
Sullivan Central High School 0
Sullivan East High School 0
Summertown High School 14
Summit High School 0
T. A. Dugger Middle School 16
Tellico Plains High School 28
Trousdale County High School 14
Tullahoma High School 30
Unaka High School 8
Union County High School 18
Valorc College Prep 0
Van Buren High School 0
Warren County Senior H. S. 18
Washburn High School 7
Watertown High School 83
Wayne County Technology 10
West Carroll High School 9
West Creek High School 0
West Middle School 11
Westmoreland High School 36
Westview High School 82
White House Heritage School 35
White House Heritage School - ML 11
White House High School 0
White Station High School 23
Whitehaven High School 0
William Blount CTE High School 11
Wooddale High School 18
total members

Virtual Regional Competition Registration Is Now Open

Online registration for the 2022 virtual regional competitions is now open until Friday, December 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CT. Please click here for more information.

Important Updates

  1. Be sure to register a school-site proctor before finalizing your registration if have you students who are required to take an exam for their competition. You are welcome to register as many proctors as needed for your chapter. Business/marketing teachers and FBLA chapter advisers are not allowed to proctor the online testing for the regional competitive events under any circumstance.  Otherwise, the entire chapter will be disqualified. School counselors, instructional facilitators, administrators, and librarians make perfect school-site proctors. Please schedule your chapter’s testing accordingly. Proctor emails will be sent on January 17, 2022.
  2. Students will be able to log in and view their role-play scenarios beginning at 8:00 a.m. CT on their specified event dates as outlined below.
  3. Students will have until their chapter-assigned deadline (the cutoff time chapter advisers decide for their students on each specified event day) to create their role-play response videos, upload them to YouTube or Vimeo, and send their chapter adviser(s) the private/unlisted URL link.
  4. Students must be seated in front of their devices, not standing, in all role-play videos.
  5. For fairness among all competitors and consistency for the judges, competitors on a team must record their solutions using a virtual meeting platform with side-by-side screens of the participating students, regardless of their school’s current learning environment (virtual or in-person).
  6. Chapter advisers will have to submit their students’ video URL links back into the registration portal by 5:00 p.m. CT on each specified event day.

Registration Guidelines

  • The registration fee is $10 per student. (There is not a registration fee for advisers this year; however, please register every active adviser of the chapter to ensure future RLC communications are not missed.)
  • In order for any students to participate in the competition, they must be registered/affiliated as an official member of FBLA here first.
  • Meanwhile, here are a few participation updates and important dates to share with your students, which can also be found at

6                      Regional Competition Registration Opens | 8:00 a.m. CT
10                    Regional Competition Registration Closes | 5:00 p.m. CT
7                      Regional Competition Payments Due
18-20              Regional Competition Online Testing Opens | 8:00 a.m. CT daily
18-20              Regional Competition Online Testing Closes | 5:00 p.m. CT daily
20                    Regional Competition Prejudged Event Materials Due | 5:00 p.m. CT

                         Regional Competition Virtual Interviews/Presentations/Role-Plays/Speeches
                         Due Online | 5:00 p.m. CT daily

25                    Client Service, Introduction to Event Planning, Job Interview, ML Elevator Speech,
                        and ML FBLA Mission & Pledge Events Only
26                    Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Event Management, International Business,
                        Business Management, Marketing, and Sports & Entertainment Events Only
27                    Impromptu Speaking, Introduction to Public Speaking, Public Speaking Events Only

Chapter Allocations

  • Each chapter can register 1-4 students/teams per regional event.

Online Testing Updates:
  • The time allotted for the regional exams is 60 minutes.
  • All questions will be presented in a randomized order.
  • Only one question will appear on the screen at a time.
  • Students must take their exams at school under the supervision of a school-site proctor.
  • Students will receive their usernames, passwords, and testing links/URLs from their school-site proctor.

Interview/Presentation/Role-Play/Speech Event Updates:
  • All role-play solutions must be recorded in one real-time presentation.
  • No editing or visual effects/transitions may be included in any regional role-play or speech video.
  • Individuals may choose to record from any device or through a virtual meeting platform.
    • Example platforms include: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, FlipGrid, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, etc.
  • Team competitors must record their solutions using a virtual meeting platform with side-by-side screens of the students.
    • Note: Select Gallery View, not Speaker View, to ensure that both participants always remain visible.
  • The students must always be visible during their recorded presentation.
  • No competition video can be longer than the maximum allowed time limits for the student’s event, or the submission will be disqualified.
  • All students must be dressed in business professional attire for their competitive events.
    • FBLA blazers are encouraged but not required.
  • Only the student(s) presenting and competing may be included in the video.
  • A student/team may not utilize a PowerPoint or slide deck during their presentation. Students may use handwritten/hand-drawn items, such as flyers or anything that could be made using the items typically provided during preparation time: blank paper and pencils. Students may not share their screens to show visuals, graphics, or other materials.
  • If the video recording is conducted at home, it must be done in a common gathering area, such as a living room, dining room, or den. If the video is recorded in a bedroom or bathroom, it may be immediately disqualified without notice.
    • It is important for students to consider their backgrounds. Make sure items are neat and presentable. Students should consider this space their office or the location setting listed in the scenario.
  • Students must upload their video to either or and adjust the settings to private/unlisted so that only people with the link can access the video. Video links/URL from any other site will not be evaluated.
  • Students must send their links/URLs to the chapter advisers, who will then submit the links/URLs for final submission through the event submission site.
  • The Job Interview event will be conducted live via ZOOM with panel judges on January 25, 2022. Appointment times and ZOOM access links will be provided within a week of the competition. 
(The above details are subject to change. Please check here daily for any updates.)

State Leadership Conference (SLC) 2022

We are actively planning to host our Tennessee FBLA State Leadership Conference in person on April 3-6, 2022, in Chattanooga.

Competitive Events by Conference 2021-22

Click here to download the chart below.

*NEW* Region Names & Zones

Based on our state association's membership trends and conference participation in the most recent years, our Tennessee FBLA regions have been restructured and renamed to better meet the needs of our Tennessee FBLA members, advisers, and staff. The updates below can also be found here.

*NEW* SLC Allocations by Region

Top 10 winners in each RLC event | WEST Region
Top 10 winners in each RLC event | UPPER MIDDLE Region
Top 10 winners in each RLC event | LOWER MIDDLE Region
Top 10 winners in each RLC event | EAST Region

*Only the top four Middle Level competitors can advance to SLC*

*UPDATED* State Membership Campaign

Because the FBLA-PBL National Center ended the Professional Division this year, our Tennessee FBLA state membership campaign goals have updated to reflect more attainable goals for your chapter.

Last school year was a challenging year for membership growth for Tennessee FBLA, and we want every chapter to reach new heights this year by participating in our state membership campaign. This year, our goal is to exceed 6,000 members in Tennessee FBLA, and we cannot achieve this goal without you. Please remember there are great incentives and awards in place for increasing your chapter membership by December 15. The Tennessee FBLA State Membership Campaign will certainly help you reach your chapter goals.

Applications for Regional Officers & Scholarships

The regional officer application and Dr. Bill Radcliff regional scholarship application are now available on Both applications are due by December 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT

Applications for State Officers & Scholarships

Consider encouraging the most dynamic, emerging leader in your chapter to apply to be a 2021-22 Tennessee FBLA state officer! The Tennessee FBLA state officer application is available online now. Being a Tennessee FBLA state officer is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that focuses on building personal and organizational leadership skills through state and national leadership programs. The Intent to Run Form is due on December 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT. All state officer application packets must be submitted online by January 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. CT. Each state officer candidate must be registered for his/her regional conference. Click here for more information.
The following state scholarship applications must be submitted no later than February 24, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. CT:

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