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2019 FBLA State Leadership Conference Results

2019 FBLA State Leadership Conference

Nineteen Boyd County FBLA members attended the 2019 State Leadership Conference held in Omaha on April 4-6.  The opening session was held on Thursday afternoon, with keynote speaker Holly Hoffman encouraging members to “Create, Lead, and Inspire” within their FBLA chapters. Chapter officers were recognized for earning their All-State Quality Member Awards. Sydney Atkinson, Elsie Magwire and Joseph Hiatt received their Member of the Month certificates.  The Boyd County chapter was presented with two awards at Thursday’s session: Sweepstakes and Gold Seal Award of Merit.

On Friday, students participated in several competitions and attended various seminars.  Seminar topics included “How to Land Your First Internship”, “How to NOT Faint When Speaking in Public”, and “Maximize Your SLC Experience.”  Friday evening, the second general session was held. Joseph Hiatt was a Who’s Who in Nebraska FBLA recipient, and Sydney Atkinson received the Outstanding Reporter Award. The honorable mention awards were announced at Friday’s session.

Saturday morning was the Awards of Excellence Program.  Elsie Magwire, Kiryn Kayl, Joshua Kersch, and Kaci Mashino earned their Leader pins, as they fulfilled the requirements of the third level of the Business Achievement Awards.  Seven members qualified for the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas this summer.

Serving as voting delegates from Boyd County were Heather Atkinson, Brayden Almgren, Lauryn Hoffman, Amelia Hoffman, and Paige Drueke. Accompanying the chapter were Mrs. Kari Boettcher, FBLA adviser and Mrs. Melanie Black, chaperone.  Below are the results from the 2019 State Leadership Conference (NQ denotes National Qualifier):


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Top Eight

  • Heather Atkinson, Joseph Hiatt, Lauryn Hoffman – 1st in Business Financial Plan (NQ)
  • Heather Atkinson, Sydney Atkinson, Elsie Magwire – 1st in Community Service Project (NQ)
  • Sydney Atkinson – 1st (out of 61 entries) in Spreadsheet Applications (NQ)
  • Joshua Kersch – 1st (out of 448 entries) in Introduction to Financial Math (NQ)
  • Trevor Goesch – 1st (out of 69 entries) in Middle Level Business Math (NQ)
  • Joseph Hiatt, Elsie Magwire – 2nd in Business Plan (NQ)
  • Trevor Goesch – 2nd in Middle Level Multimedia Web Design
  • Joseph Hiatt – 3rd (out of 51 entries) in Computer Applications (NQ)
  • Joshua Kersch – 3rd (out of 448 entries) in Introduction to Business Communication (NQ)
  • Amelia Hakl – 3rd (out of 52 entries) in Middle Level Career Exploration
  • Kiryn Kayl – 4th in Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Elsie Magwire – 5th in Client Service
  • Trevor Goesch – 5th (out of 52 entries) in Middle Level Career Exploration
  • Sydney Atkinson – 6th (out of 378 entries) in Business Calculations
  • Joshua Kersch – 6th (out of 504 entries) in Introduction to Business
  • Elsie Magwire – 6th (out of 112 entries) in Word Processing
  • Sydney Atkinson, Emma Stahlecker – 7th in Broadcast Journalism
  • Joseph Hiatt – 8th in Database Design

Honorable Mention

  • Sydney Atkinson – 9th in Publication Design
  • Lauryn Hoffman – 9th in Sales Presentation
  • Brayden Almgren – 11th (out of 112 entries) in Word Processing
  • Brayden Almgren – 21st (out of 504 entries) in Introduction to Business


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