Two Chadron High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) teams finished in the top eight in the nation in their respective events during the 2017 National Leadership Conference on June 27 through July 3.

More than 12,000 FBLA members from across the nation and other countries, such as China, Haiti and Canada, as well as the U.S. territories, attended the event at the Anaheim Convention Center in California to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events

While in the heart of Orange County, Chadron members participated in competitive events and state meetings, attended general sessions and received recognition.

Competing in Banking and Financial Systems, Keegan Shuck and Corbin Johnson took a 100-question objective test and received a score in the top 15, advancing them to finals.

In finals, the team is given a case study relative to their event. They must solve a problem in 20 minutes and perform a 7-minute presentation to a panel of judges. Out of more than 100 competitors at the conference, the team finished second in the nation, earning $600.

The Chadron Future Business Leader of America team of Keegan Shuck and Corbin Johnson finished second in Banking and Finance Systems at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Competing in Graphic Design, Aubree Noble, Brooklyn Stack and Hunter Hawk gave a 7-minute presentation of their interpretation of designing a family water park in semifinals. A panel of judges advanced the team into finals by choosing the team as one of the top two of their group. Finals consisted of fourteen teams out of over 100 teams and in the end the team finished fourth in the nation and earning $200.
The Chadron Future Business Leader of America team of Hunter Hawk, Aubree Noble and Brooklyn Stack finished fourth in Graphic Design at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Alyssa Noble competed in Electronic Career Portfolio, an event where she digitally created and presented a portfolio of all her career goals, professional experiences, education and a resume. Alyssa gave her presentation in semi-finals, advanced to finals and finished as a top 12 finalist out of over 100 competitors in this event.

Daniel Smith competed in Business Law and completed a 100-question objective test. Greta Welch, Kaci Waugh and Alison Gardener also competed in Hospitality Management.

The Chadron FBLA chapter also earned recognition and honors with a Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit.
Ten members of the Chadron chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Pictured from left: Brooklyn Stack, Hunter Hawk, Aubree Noble, Alyssa Noble, Kaci Waugh, Alison Gardner, Greta Welch, Keegan Shuck, Corbin Johnson and Daniel Smith.Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Author: 
Mr. Mack