The state student board met in July at the Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach. The students received training and reviewed all of the competitions. They made suggestions and comments on all the competitions. Their goal was to fix some of the things wrong with the competitions and they all agreed that the rules need to be followed. The students removed Theme as a competition, but they added Team Dynamics as a new competition. The board also chose the Hilton Daytona Beach as the location for the 2018 State Leadership Conference.