Heartland FBLA attends the Nebraska State Leadership Conference
Thirty-two Heartland FBLA members attended the Nebraska State Leadership Conference in Kearney on April 3-5. Fifteen students won 20 awards during the three-day conference.
Students attending the conference along with adviser Kristy Most and parent chaperone Sarah Goertzen were: (Seniors) Liliana Alvarez, Tucker Bergen, Lilly Carr, Eloise Casper, Riley Goertzen, Savannah Hurlbut, Felicity Johnson, Owen Mierau, William Nielsen, Trev Peters, and Garett Regier; (Juniors) Kaylee Goertzen, Devin Homolka, Hayden Mierau, Hunter Perez, Hudson Regier, Reese Regier, Ava Stebbing, Hendric Switzer, Mariah Tessman, and Nicholas Thieszen; (Sophomores) Jaelyn Brown, Brady Goertzen, Lydia Jahnke, Isabel Johnson, Jamisen Klein, Siddalee Kliewer, and Austin Schmidt; (Freshmen) Samuel Friesen, Mia Hiebner, Laura Splinter, and Hallie Tessman.
The keynote speaker of the Opening Session was Aric Jackson from Chicago. His mission is to teach, inspire, and encourage all those who hear him, and to take the challenge of helping others pursue their goals and dreams.
The leadership conference was filled with testing, presenting, and job interviewing. The group also enjoyed swimming, bowling, and miniature golfing. The top eight winners in each event were announced at the Awards Program on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
The students who placed in the top of each event will represent Nebraska at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta this summer. The following students won top eight awards:
Lydia Jahnke and Siddalee Kliewer
1st place Business Plan
2nd place Personal Finance
Brady Goertzen, Lydia Jahnke, and Austin Schmidt
2nd place International Business
2nd place Accounting I
2nd place Introduction to Financial Math
4th place Introduction to Business Procedures
6th place Client Service
Kaylee Goertzen and Ava Stebbing
6th place Publication Design
7th place Word Processing
Samuel Friesen, Mia Hiebner, and Hallie Tessman
7th place Introduction to Business Presentation
The following students won Honorable Mention awards which recognized those who placed in the top 4% of each competitive event:
Felicity Johnson Job Interview
Felicity Johnson Business Law
Owen Mierau Computer Problem Solving
Nicholas Thieszen Accounting I
Isabel Johnson Introduction to Business Concepts
Jamisen Klein Introduction to Business Concepts
Austin Schmidt Introduction to Information Technology
Samuel Friesen Introduction to Information Technology
Mia Hiebner Introduction to Business Concepts
Riley Goertzen earned Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA for our chapter.
Congratulations to all members for a great conference!!