From April 12 through April 14, 30 members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference. The two day conference had workshops and tours for members to attend to increase their business knowledge. Students also had the opportunity to compete in business related events, vote on next year’s state officers, and participate in programs and seminars. For competition, students either choose to take a test on related business or students can design a presentation or speech for events.
Of the 28 members that competed at FBLA state, two students will proceed to compete at the national level this summer. These students will travel to Chicago, Illinois to compete against other FBLA competitors from all across America. Janice Luu, who competed in Healthcare Administration, took third place and will be competing at FBLA Nationals. The second student to qualify for FBLA Nationals is Ian Bishop, who competed in Computer Problem Solving and took fourth place.
Ian Bishop placed third in an open event of web 2.0. Gunnar Millot placed fourth in Sales Presentation. Luke Roberts, Brittany Haker, and Brandon Reinthaler took fifth place in Sports and Entertainment Management and Morgan Blaser and Alison Kubeny placed fifth in the Community Service Project. Tait Spencer took sixth place in Networking Concepts. Scott Sedlacek took seventh place in Business Calculations and Morgan Blaser took seventh place in Public Speaking II. Finally, Kaly Kostrova, Hannah Stroede, Lauren Fabich, and Jenna Cogar placed seventh in Parliamentary Procedures.
Overall, advisors Mischell Fryar and Pat Kubeny were very impressed with how the students performed at FBLA State. To have so many students place in their events was a huge achievement for the Rhinelander chapter. To top off the day’s accomplishments, Rhinelander’s chapter also took first place in the State Community Service Project award, a huge feat for the school of Rhinelander.
If you have any questions regarding FBLA or would be interested in supporting the FBLA students as they advance to the national competition, please contact Mischell Fryar or Pat Kubeny at (715)-365-9500 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.