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16 Oconto Falls FBLA Members Event Winners
Issue Date: February 6, 2020
Students and members of the Oconto Falls Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter were in Seymour on Saturday, Feb.1, to compete in academic events and attend professional development workshops at the annual Regional Leadership Conference. In all, 16 FBLA members placed within the top 3 within their event and will advance to the FBLA State Leadership Conference at the end of March. Out of 28 competitors, 21 students placed in the top 10 of their event. Due to this, the chapter placed 5th overall at this conference.
At conferences, FBLA members compete in a variety of academic events related to Business and Information Technology. There are approximately 80 events ranging from Graphic Design to Sales Presentation; all within Marketing and Business related categories. In these events, students engage through written tests, presentations, or role-plays with judges from the industry. These events give students work experiences and allow them to bridge the gap between schoolwork and technical skills.
The 16 students who will represent Oconto Falls community and school are: 3rd Place finishes by Caitlyn Krejcarek and Hanna Krejcarek in Broadcast Journalism, Bethy Olson and Catelyn Karmer in Business Ethics, Quinn Eisch in Word Processing, and Kari Albrecht in Computer Applications.
Taking 2nd were Jayden Arndt and Amelia Rice in Social Media Campaign, Kayle Hines in Introduction to Business Communication, Meadow Hahn in Introduction to Business Procedures, and Autumn Payette in Journalism.
The top finishes included Hailey Pietersen, Danielle Darby in Sales Presentation, Elizabeth Kallies and Saffy Mears in Publication Design, and Garrett VerVelde in Graphic Design.
FBLA has divisions in middle school, high school, college, and at the professional level, supporting individuals to network and build important skills in Business and Information Technology. To learn more about FBLA, contact Chapter Advisers Tracy Tate or Nick Bohl at Oconto Falls High School.
Pictured left to right: Garrett VerVelde, Saffy Mears, Amelia Rice, Jayden Arndt, Danielle Darby, Hailey Peitersen, Kayle Hines, Brant Rowland, Sydney Bell, Elizabeth Kallies, Helen Marquardt, Ashlyn Allen, Caitlyn Krejcarek, Hannah Krejcarek, Brooke Senn. Not pictured: Brianna Scray, Bethy Olson, Catelyn Kramer, Meadow Hahn, Morgan Kluth, Quinn Eisch, Braden Vandermoss, Emmie Magnin, Kari Albrecht, Brenna Morrissey, Grant Bouche, Autumn Payette, and Dylan Przbylski.