Heartland FBLA Members Participate in Virtual State Leadership Conference
Thirty-six Heartland FBLA members participated in the Nebraska State Leadership Conference virtually on April 14. Students participating in the conference along with adviser Kristy Most were: (Seniors) Kaelyn Buller, Tobin Glinsmann, Ellyn Hall, Cooper Regier, Wyatt Regier and Gabi Siebert; (Juniors) Ashley Brown, Cindy Cerveny, Ella Friesen, Elizabeth Mestl, Dawson Ohrt, Mason Regier, Abigael Stebbing and Kale Wetjen; (Sophomores) Liliana Alvarez, Tucker Bergen, Lilly Carr, Eloise Casper, Riley Goertzen, Savannah Hurlbut, Felicity Johnson, Owen Mierau, Trev Peters, Garett Regier and Ava Tessman; (Freshmen) Kaylee Goertzen, Hayden Mierau, Jordan Nolan, Naomi Onnen, Hunter Perez, Hudson Regier, Reese Regier, Ava Stebbing, Hendric Switzer, Mariah Tessman and Nick Thieszen.
The month of March was filled with online testing, finalizing projects, zoom job interviews, and virtual presentations which led up to our State Leadership Conference. The one-day conference featured a keynote speaker, workshops on a variety of topics, FBLA trivia competition, installation of new state officers, and the Awards of Excellence program.
The keynote speaker of the Opening Session was Kent Julian. He is from Lawrenceville, Georgia, but lived in Omaha for eight years. His program was designed to inspire and equip his audience to SHOW UP AND SHINE in their life and leadership so that they can take 100 percent responsibility for their lives and live into their bigger stories.
At the Awards of Excellence program, 14 students won 19 awards. The following students won top eight awards:
Dawson Ohrt and Kale Wetjen – Sports and Entertainment Management
Owen Mierau - Introduction to Business Procedures
Kale Wetjen – Personal Finance
Kaylee Goertzen, Abigael Stebbing and Ava Stebbing – Graphic Design
Owen Mierau – Introduction to Business
Dawson Ohrt – Personal Finance
Ava Tessman – Client Service
The following students won Honorable Mention awards which recognized those who placed in the top 4% of each competitive event:
Tobin Glinsmann – Semi-Finalist Job Interview
Ellyn Hall – Semi-Finalist Job Interview
Kaylee Goertzen – 9th place Word Processing
Owen Mierau – 10th place Computer Applications
Garett Regier – 10th place Accounting I
Felicity Johnson – 11th place Accounting I
Hendric Switzer – 13th place Introduction to Business
Mariah Tessman – 14th place Introduction to Business
Hendric Switzer – 14th place Introduction to Business Communication
Nick Thieszen – 15th place Introduction to Business
Ellyn Hall – 18th place Personal Finance
Ellyn Hall – Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA
Congratulations to all members for a great conference!!