Local FBLA students win at National Leadership Conference

Four local students, who are members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America from Grand River Technical School recently traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC). The NLC is the pinnacle of the year, with over 14,000 attendees and 140 competitive events. Attending students had to qualify after competing at the State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Mo., in April.

This year’s NLC brought members to the home of the Alamo and the famed Riverwalk – San Antonio, Texas – for several days of interactive leadership workshops from the KPMG, Tallo, and MBA Research. Students also toured the sites around San Antonio and Austin, networked with members from other states and the world, and competed for national recognition and scholarship.

Emma Hurtgen and Emma Burk competed in Website Design and Kendra Toot and Hailey Sharp presented their Business Plan, Bacon Me Crazy.

Student competitive events have topics ranging from Accounting to Marketing, Website Development to Personal Finance. All competitive events are aligned to the standards taught in Missouri classrooms, allowing for an intra-curricular experience to showcase skill attainment. Missouri FBLA brought home 41 Top 10 finishes and 68 trophies, with Missouri Phi Beta Lambda bringing home 48 Top 10 finishes and 69 trophies for a grand total of 137 trophies.