Thirteen local students attend FBLA National Leadership conference

Thirteen members of the Hettinger Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 29-July 2.

Hettinger brought 13 affiliated members to the national FBLA conference in Atlanta. (Courtesy Photo)
Hettinger brought 13 affiliated members to the national FBLA conference in Atlanta. (Courtesy Photo)

Thirteen members of the Hettinger Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 29-July 2. FBLA chapters from the United States,

Adviser Kari Mayer, Kayla Chadwick, Michael Shirek, Lizzy Thompson, Eric Steen, and Keisha Hendricks (Courtesy Photo)
Adviser Kari Mayer, Kayla Chadwick, Michael Shirek, Lizzy Thompson, Eric Steen, and Keisha Hendricks (Courtesy Photo)

Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands participated in this conference, where over 12,000 students had the opportunity to test their business skills against other students.The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program. Students have the opportunity to test the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events. Students can enter events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website development, or networking concepts. The culmination of the competitive events program is the awards ceremony where winners are recognized for their accomplishments. In addition to the competitive events program, students had the opportunity to attend workshops, regional meetings, and elect a new national officer team.

Professional-Division-Chairperson-McKenna-Poss-Adviser-Kari-Mayer-and-Chapter-President-Lizzy-Thompson-accepting-their-2nd-Place-Award-for-Mountain-Plains-Region-Professional-Division. (Courtesy Photo)
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Hettinger FBLA was recognized for taking second Place in the Professional Division in the Mountain Plains Region. Congratulations to the following students who attended this year’s conference: Michael Shirek (competing in Digital Video Production), Lizzy Thompson, Eric Steen (competing in Economics), Keisha Hendricks (competing in Business Plan), Kayla Chadwick, Nicole Landsem, Brianna Robinson (competing in Publication Design), Tayler Burwick (competing in Publication Design), Elli Kaitfors (competing in Computer Applications), McKenna Poss (competing in Digital Video Production and Leadership), Justice Anderson, Megan Lien, and Mack Buckmier. Adviser Kari Mayer also competed at the Professional Division level in Leadership.

FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme of “CONNECT,” reflects the goals of FBLA members, some of the best and brightest of today’s young people. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. To learn more, visit FBLA’s website at www.nd-fbla.org or www.fbla-p