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Wolford Students Attend FBLA State Leadership Conference

By Staff | Apr 10, 2015

Submitted Wolford FBLA members (left to right) Rylan Graber, Hannah Walsh, Lynnsey Slaubaugh, Madison Marchus and Dillon Slaubaugh received awards at the State Leadership Conference in Fargo, March 29-31.

Members of the Wolford Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the ND FBLA State Leadership Conference in Fargo, March 29-31. Over fifty FBLA chapters from across the state participated in this conference, where approximately 1,200 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, entrepreneurship, 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, business tours, and college tours. A new team of state officers were also elected at the conference.

FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme of “Step Up to the Challenge,” 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 or visit us on Facebook at ND FBLA. The Wolford Chapter has a Facebook page as well. To keep up on all that is happening with our local chapter, visit us and like our page at Wolford FBLA.

Rylan Graber and Devon Olson competed in Agribusiness and Desktop Publishing. Hannah Walsh and Madison Marchus competed in a team event, Business Presentation, and Accounting I as individuals. Kenzie Halvorson competed in Agribusiness and Desktop Publishing. Dillon Slaubaugh competed in Agribusiness and FBLA Principles & Procedures. Lynnsey Slaubaugh competed in FBLA Principles & Procedures and Desktop Publishing.

We are so proud of our chapter as we took home several awards! Our chapter received the North Dakota Silver award in the “North Dakota Go for the Gold” program. Our chapter also received Chapter of the Month for December. We received several individual awards as well. Hannah & Madison received 2nd in Business Presentation, Alyssa received 5th in Computer Applications. Rylan received 9th in Agribusiness. Lynnsey received 4th in FBLA Principles & Procedures. Dillon received 8th in FBLA Principles & Procedures. Lynnsey and Dillon received the Future Level award of the Business Achievement Awards. All seven students participating in the State Conference also received the Business Level award of the Business Achievement Awards. Madison, Hannah, and Lynnsey have qualified for the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL in June.

– Wolford FBLA

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