The Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state competitive events were held at the 57th annual State Leadership Conference in Omaha April 5-7.
More than 2,300 students and advisers from 138 Nebraska schools attended the conference with more than 75 chapter, team, and individual events. Students placing first, second, or third in the competitive events qualified to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 27‑July 2.
The 2018-2019 Nebraska FBLA State Officers are:
Alek Timm of Arlington High School, president
Drake Vorderstrasse of Adams Central High School, vice president
Morgan Mills of Elmwood-Murdock High School, secretary
Kirk Rangel of Arlington High School, treasurer
Olivia Sis of Dundy County Stratton High School, reporter
Bryan Zutavern of Sandhills High School, parliamentarian
More than 400 Nebraska students and advisers recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Nebraska FBLA members competed June 28-July 1 in 71 competitive events. More than 12,000 FBLA members from 46 states, as well as U.S. territories and international chapters attended the conference.
Nebraska members brought home 24 Top Ten awards. The Top Ten award winners are:
Cole Tessendorf, Lakeview – Sales Presentation
Colton Patrick, Lindsay VanRyckeghem and Quianna Logans, Bellevue East – American Enterprise Project
Terese Navarra, Bellevue West – Job Interview
Corbin Johnson and Keegan Shuck, Chadron – Banking and Financial Systems
Matteo Antunez, Syracuse – Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel
Alek Timm, Rachel Kraemer, Arlington – Partnership w/ Business Project
Garrett Richters and Preston Stuhr, Centennial – Virtual Business Management Challenge
Hunter Guru and Luke Bigelow, Lincoln East – Global Business
Ashley Stewart, Grayson Wegener and Julia Niven, Lincoln Southwest – Hospitality Management
Congratulations to Cole Tessendorf! Cole, a senior from Lakeview High School, was selected to sing the National Anthem at the 2017 State Leadership Conference opening session. Cole is an active four-year member of Lakeview FBLA. He is a 2-time NLC Qualifier and has served as the local chapter reporter for 2 years. He is the National Honor Society President and is involved in football, speech, track and field, mock trial, and Legion baseball. He sings in the Lakeview show choir, Viking Voices, and was selected for All State Choir in 2016.