FBLA qualifies three for Nationals

On April 6-8, the Fairbury FBLA chapter competed in the State Leadership Conference in Omaha, NE. The first day of the conference began with a general session with guest speaker American Ninja Warrior Hoan Do.

While at the state conference FBLA members participated in business oriented tests and attended seminars from many guest speakers.

Members from the Fairbury chapter practiced and studied for these tests to compete at their best in Omaha.

“I was nervous because I wanted to place well,” Isaac Robertson ’19 said. “But I went up

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Justin Peterson ’17 shakes hands with FBLA State Treasurer Blake Langmack after placing fifth in Business Plan. 

last year for two things so I knew what to expect.”

This year the Fairbury FBLA chapter qualified for nationals in three events. The American Enterprise team consisting of Justin Peterson ’17, Jacob Johnson ’18 and Isaac Robertson ’19 placed third in this event. Peterson and Robertson also qualified for nationals individually with Peterson in third place in Securities and Investments and Robertson in fourth with Introduction to Financial Math. Robertson will be able to attend nationals with a fourth place finish due to the drop out of another top qualifier.

Other recognized participators are Jaelle Johnson ’20 fourth in Middle Level Career Exploration, Mikasa Lierman ’19 Honorable Mention in Introduction to Business and Megg Vaughn ’17 Honorable Mention in Job Interview.

“I’m extremely proud of how our students competed this year at SLC. Our student’s hard work paid off this week, they really deserved it,” Logan Kats FBLA adviser said.

Nationals qualifiers will compete in Anaheim, California from June 29-July 2.