Linton High School students attend FBLA State Leadership Conference
Over 50 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, 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.
The Linton High School FBLA Chapter received a Membership Achievement award and also recognition for the “Go for the North Dakota Bronze” award.
Kaidra Larson (daughter of Tad and Elise Larson) placed 6th in Job Interview; Alex Glatt (son of Allan and Carlene Glatt) placed 8th in two Virtual Business Challenges; Samantha Barfield (daughter of Maria Schuetz) placed 3rd in the Business Communication event; and Megan Schumacher (daughter of Brian and Sue Schumacher) placed 2nd for her website design. Barfield and Schumacher each qualified for the National FBLA Conference, which will be held June 27-30, in Anaheim, Calif.
Barfield and Karlee Feist (daughter of Gordon and Laura Feist) also won the “Who’s Who in Business Leadership” award; and Taylor Beck (daughter of John and Shannon Beck) received the Membership Madness award for her recruitment of new members into the FBLA chapter. Mrs. Megan Wald, Linton FBLA Chapter Advisor, was recognized for five years of service to the FBLA organization.
FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme of “Igniting Innovation,” 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.nd-fbla.org.