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FBLA Members Qualify for National Leadership Conference

April 22, 2016
Pierce County Tribune

The FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition was held on April 3-5 in Bismarck at the Bismarck Event Center. Over 1300 students from 50 different schools competed, networked and attended leadership/motivational sessions.

Students who finished in the top 4 places (*) in each event automatically qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Atlanta, Ga., June 27-July 3, 2016. FBLA members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience. FBLA has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking. Last year there were over 11,000 competitors from all across the United States, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Virgin Islands, and China.

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Members of the Rugby FBLA chapter took home awards at the State Leadership Conference earlier this month in Bismarck. The top four in each event qualified to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference, June 27-July 3, in Atlanta.

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FBLA awards

Middle Level

Kelly Swanson: Intro to Business Communication, 2nd Place; Career Exploration, 3rd Place; Chapter Who's Who Recipient

Maisie Gault: Chapter Who's Who Recipient

High School Level

Sara Bourne: Business Calculations, 1st Place

Jacob Blessum: Insurance & Risk Management, 6th Place; Chapter Who's Who Recipient; Membership Mania (6 recruits); Chapter Voting Delegate

Dessa Denich: Intro to Business Procedures, 6th Place; Chapter Voting Delegate

Daniel Kearns: Introduction to Business Procedures, 1st Place; Introduction to Financial Math, 1st Place

Rylee Kuntz: Introduction to Business Procedures, 10th Place

Trevor Longie: Insurance & Risk Management, 7th Place

Jaden Munyer: Insurance & Risk Management, 8th Place

Tyler Schmaltz: Business Calculations, 3rd Place; Securities & Investments, 3rd Place*

Chapter: March of Dimes Fundraising, 4th Place

Advisor: Paola Trottier, North Dakota FBLA Advisor of the Year



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