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.

Pool Parties End For the Summer

School is back into the lives of students as summer came to an end on the 12 of August. With classes and sports starting, so are organizations. They can’t start without a last pool party for the new recruitments.

“The recruitment party was to let them know what it was about and to meet the leaders,” said Mrs. Dux, leader of FBLA.

You can still join even if you didn’t go to the party. It is always good to have numbers for these organizations. And students willing to do their best within the group.

“It is essential to have good students in your organization to make it successful,” said Mrs. Dux, when asked how important it is to have members join.

The year looks like another fun and interesting time, once again. So I encourage everyone to do something while they’re here. You never know what you might find in FBLA, FCCLA, and Skills.