Heartland FBLA Members Attend State Leadership Conference
Thirty Heartland FBLA members attended the Nebraska State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 6-8. Ten students won 21 awards during the three-day conference. Students attending the conference along with adviser Kristy Most were: (Seniors) Leslie Braun, Ethan Hall, Megan Kroeker, Mark Perez, Ellie Steingard and Brooke Weisheit; (Juniors) Aaron Buller, Sadie Carr, Hayes Oswald, Kristan Perez, Bailey Peters, Brittany Quiring, Jaden Regier, Alexa Siebert and Isabelle Vanderneck; (Sophomores) Kate Bergen, Audric Bulin, Jade Hiebner, Colton Monnier and Kristina Rowe and (Freshmen) Timberly Carr, Rachael Dente, Grace Janzen, Allison Kroeker, Odessa Ohrt, Harmon Perez, Halle Peters, Jackson Stebbing, Kalea Wetjen and Rhianna Wilhelm.
The keynote speaker of the Opening Session was Hoan Do. He is a student success coach, author, and competitor in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior. In his inspiring program, Hoan showed students how to become outstanding leaders that make those around them better.
The leadership conference was filled with testing, presenting and job interviewing. At the Friday evening Second General Session, the following students won Honorable Mention awards which recognized those who placed in the top 4% of each competitive event:
Leslie Braun – Job Interview
Ethan Hall – Business Communication and Economics
Aaron Buller – Business Law and Computer Applications
Brittany Quiring – Journalism
Sadie Carr – Personal Finance
Colton Monnier – Introduction to Business and Introduction to Financial Math
Grace Janzen – Introduction to Business
Jackson Stebbing – Introduction to Business Procedures
The top eight winners in each event were announced at the Awards Program on Saturday morning. The students who placed in the top three in each event will represent Nebraska at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, this summer. The following students won top eight awards:
Leslie Braun and Ethan Hall – Marketing
Jackson Stebbing – Introduction to Business
Brittany Quiring – Personal Finance
Odessa Ohrt – Introduction to Business
Leslie Braun – Word Processing
Leslie Braun – Future Business Leader
Leslie Braun, Ethan Hall and Aaron Buller – Entrepreneurship
Megan Kroeker, Brittany Quiring and Odessa Ohrt – Digital Video Production
Colton Monnier – Introduction to Business Procedures
Leslie Braun also earned Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA and All-State Quality Member Award. Congratulations to all members for a great conference!!