FBLA students finish well at state conference

Anna Sausen waits to hear the results of her event
Anna Sausen waits to hear the results of her event

Several members of the DeForest Area High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization traveled to Appleton, Wisconsin April 7 and 8 to compete at the annual State Leadership Conference. The conference started with a motivational presentation by Justin Boudreau.  Justin encourages students to think vs. telling them what to think.  He is the co-author of the book for teens, “Gearing up: Inside & Out for a Great Life”.

During the two-day conference students competed in a variety of business-related events, as well as attended workshops and toured local businesses.

Students who place in the top three of each event earn the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference.  This year’s National Leadership Conference is being held in Nashville, Tennessee June 29-July 2.  According to FBLA advisor Erik Farrar, students have been working hard all year to prepare for the regional and state competitions and ultimately earn a chance to compete at the national level.

Four DeForest students placed in the top three of their event and will therefore travel to Nashville this summer to compete at the national conference.

  • Megan Pilecky & Olivia Schneider, Business Presentation, 1st place
  • Anna Sausen, Business Financial Plan, 2nd place
  • Amber Miller, Computer Applications, 2nd place
  • Kayci Younger, Desktop Publishing, 3rd place
  • Placing in the top 20 in their respective events at the state competition were:  Avery Williams & Sam Pink, Business Ethics; Cody Kramschuster, Business Calculations; and Alex Buccheim, Word Processing.
  • Michael Sausen & Jacob Buccheim also placed 8th in the Business Plan event.

FBLA is a national student business organization offered through the Business & Information Technology department at the high school.

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