Members of the Devils Lake Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the ND FBLA State Leadership Conference in Bismarck on April 1-3.
Over fifty FBLA chapters from across the state participated in the conference, where approximately 1,200 students had the opportunity to test their business skills against other students from around the state.
The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program. Students have the opportunity to test the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events.
Students can enter events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website development, or networking concepts.
The culmination of the completive events program is the awards ceremony where winners are recognized for their accomplishments.
In addition to the competitive events program, students had the opportunity to attend workshops, business tours, and college tours.
A new team of state officers were also elected at the conference.
Some individuals from the Devils Lake FBLA Chapter were recognized for their success in competitive events: Samantha Banet received the 9th place award for the “Future Business Leader” competition and Sabrina Rossow who designed the chapter’s Digital Scrapbook took home a 8th place certificate.
Business Achievements Awards were earned by Brandon Tofte (Future Level) and Myron Wanna (Future, Business, and Leader levels). Myron also received the chapter’s Who’s Who Award for outstanding leadership.
The Devils Lake Chapter, headed up by advisers Sherry Boehmer and Nicole Anderson, also was recognized as a gold recipient in the “Going for the Gold” chapter competition. This award is only given to those chapters that perform a set series of business related tasks.
FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme of “Gateway to Greatness,” reflects the goals of FBLA members, some of the best and brightest of today’s young people.
Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
To learn more, visit FBLA’s website at www.nd-flba.org.