Local students attend North Dakota Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference

Thirty-nine members of the Hettinger Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the ND FBLA State Leadership Conference in Bismarck, April 3-5.

Hettinger chapter of FBLA (Courtesy Photo)
Hettinger chapter of FBLA (Courtesy Photo)

Over 50 FBLA chapters from across the state participated in this conference, where approximately 1,300 students had the opportunity to test their business skills against other students from around the state.

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, vote for the 2016-2017 state officer team, and network with members from around the state.

Michael Shirek (Courtesy Photo)
Michael Shirek (Courtesy Photo)

Hettinger FBLA placed in 19 events as well as receiving the following Chapter Awards:

• March of Dimes Fundraising, second Place

•   ND FBLA GOLD Chapter

• Honorary Member in ND FBLA, Mrs. Carla Resner

• ND FBLA OUTSTANDING CHAPTER, third Place

In addition, McKenna Poss was selected as the 2016-2017 ND FBLA Region III Vice President.

Other results from the conference:

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.fbla-pbl.org or ND FBLA’s website at www.ndfbla.org.

(L to R) Brianna Robinson, McKenna Poss, and Lizzy Thompson. (Courtesy Photo)
(L to R) Brianna Robinson, McKenna Poss, and Lizzy Thompson. (Courtesy Photo)

Other Results

Chapter Scrapbook – Second Place (Tayler Burwick)

Chapter Digital Scrapbook – Fifth Place (Lizzy Thompson)

Chapter Annual Business Report – Ninth Place (Lizzy Thompson)

Business Financial Planning – Fith Place (Kayla Chadwick/Jordan Hill/Alec Andress)

Business Plan – Second Place (Keisha Hendricks)

Business Plan – Fourth Place (Katelyn Turner)

Digital Video Production – Second Place (Michael Shirek/McKenna Poss)

Emerging Business Issues – Third Place (Jordan Hill/Alec Andress)

Acalympics – Fourth Place (Team 1: Nicole Landsem, Eric Steen, Nevan Weaver, Ellie Kaitfors, Kayla Chadwick)

Intro to Business Presentation – Fifth Place (Brynn Honeyman/Jacob Dix/Ben Werre)

Public Service Announcement – Seventh Place (Brianna Robinson/Tayler Burwick/Isaiah Kludt)

Publication Design – Second Place (Brianna Robinson/Tayler Burwick)

Publication Design – Fifth Place (Jacob Dix/Ben Werre)

Website Design – Eighth Place (Justice Anderson/Megan Ormiston)

Website Design- Ninth Place (Abbie Kludt/Brynn Honeyman)

Computer Applications – Fourth Place (Ellie Kaitfors)

Computer Problem Solving – Fourth Place (Eric Steen)

Economics – Fourth Place (Eric Steen)

FBLA Principles & Procedures – Fourth Place (Ana Kessler)

Intro to Financial Math – Seventh Place (Mack Buckmier)

Intro to Parliamentary Procedure – Fourth Place (Mack Buckmier)

Spreadsheet Applications – Eighth Place (Megan Lien)

March of Dimes Fundraising – Second Place

ND FBLA GOLD Chapter

Outstanding Chapter, Third Place

Honorary Member in ND FBLA – Carla Resner

ND FBLA 2016-2017 Region III Vice President – McKenna Poss