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Heartland FBLA Chapter

    Thirty-one Heartland FBLA members attended the Nebraska State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 5-7.  Twelve students won 15 awards during the three-day conference.  Students attending the conference along with adviser Kristy Most were:  (Seniors) Aaron Buller, Sadie Carr, Hayes Oswald, Kristian Perez, Bailey Peters, Brittany Quiring, Jaden Regier, Erina Sakata and Isabelle Vanderneck; (Juniors) Kate Bergen, Audric Bulin, Ben Mestl, Colton Monnier and Kristina Rowe; (Sophomores) Timberly Carr, Grace Janzen, Allison Kroeker, Odessa Ohrt, Harmon Perez, Halle Peters, Jackson Stebbing, Kalea Wetjen and Rhianna Wilhelm; (Freshmen) Kaelyn Buller, Josh Caldwell, Tobin Glinsmann, Ellyn Hall, Heath Perez, Cooper Regier, Wyatt Regier and Gabi Siebert.


    The keynote speaker of the Opening Session was Patty Hendrickson  She is from La Crosse, Wisconsin, and has shared her enthusiastic speeches with more than a million people throughout the world.  Patty wrote “Who I Am Depends on Me!” which is in its 5thprinting. Her program was inspiring and very interactive.


    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: 


        Colton Monnier - Economics and Securities and Investments

        Grace Janzen, Odessa Ohrt and Jackson Stebbing - Global Business

        Rhianna Wilhelm - Introduction to Business

        Ellyn Hall - Introduction to Business


    The top eight winners in each event were announced at the Awards Program on Saturday morning.  The students who placed in the top of each event will represent Nebraska at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, this summer.  The following students won top eight awards: 


        1st place

            Bailey Peters and Brittany Quiring - Publication Design


        5th place

            Aaron Buller, Sadie Carr, Brittany Quiring - Marketing


        6th place

            Aaron Buller, Sadie Carr, Isabelle Vanderneck - Entrepreneurship

            Odessa Ohrt - Accounting I

            Jackson Stebbing - Introduction to Business Procedures


        7th place

            Odessa Ohrt - Introduction to Information Technology


        8th place

            Brittany Quiring - Advertising

            Timberly Carr - Accounting I

            Rhianna Wilhelm - Word Processing


    Brittany Quiring also earned Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA for our chapter.  Our chapter also received its first ever Golden Round Table Award for recruiting Giltner to start an FBLA chapter.


    Congratulations to all members for a great conference!!