Nebraska FBLA News

SLC T-shirt Design Contest

SLC T-shirt design guidelines:
• Design should include a front design only.
• Design should be broad enough to include ALL Nebraska FBLA members.
• Design may or may not include the Nebraska FBLA State theme. “Success Starts Here”
• Design must include the words, “SLC 2022” or “State Leadership Conference 2022”
• Choose the color of t-shirt
• Choose color(s) for design


Deadline: November 1


Entry Form

2021 Nebraska FBLA National Award Winners

More than 259 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders, America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference virtually. Nebraska FBLA members competed in 79 competitive events. More than 11,368 FBLA and Middle-Level FBLA members attended the conference.

During the conference, members participated in leadership workshops, competitive events, and got to virtually tour the FBLA-PBL, Inc. headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

Nebraska members brought home 17 Top Ten awards.


Press Release Link

Order Your SLC T-shirts by March 24

Use this document to order your Nebraska FBLA State Leadership Conference t-shirt by March 24, 2021. 

SLC t-shirt order form 2021


This year’s t-shirt was designed by Genevieve B. from Syracuse Dunbar-Avoca FBLA.


***100% of the proceeds benefit the Nebraska FBLA Foundation Trust***


Please make checks payable to: BELLEVUE WEST
Mail to: Pat Hinkle, Bellevue West
1501 Thurston Avenue
Bellevue, NE 68123

FBLA Week – February 14-20, 2021

Join us throughout the week as we celebrate FBLA-PBL! Share your chapter projects using #NebraskaFBLA #FBLAPBLWEEK

Important dates and deadlines for reference (especially for FBLA-PBL Week!):

Also, have you registered for Action Awareness? This opened on January 1 and these activities are designed to help you and your chapter plan activities for CTE Month and FBLA-PBL week! Check out the Leadership Community, for more information and how to get started!

Nebraska FBLA Scholarship Deadline Extended

The deadline for the FBLA Scholarship has been extended to February 17, 2021.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to two FBLA members who plan to attend a two-year or four-year institution next year.


I have attached a PDF with information and application information.

Click here to access the information on the Nebraska FBLA website.



  • One student per chapter.
  • Applicants must have the intention of majoring in the business field.
  • The $500 must be used for tuition


  • The applicant must complete the application.
  • The applicant must submit a 500-word essay stating why he/she plans to further his/her education in business or technology, why he/she is qualified, and his/her life goals.
  • Essays for the scholarship must include the applicant’s name and chapter at the top of the first page.
  • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation.
  • A grade transcript including ACT score.
  • All materials must be submitted by the deadline.

State Officer Candidate Campaign and Voting

The 2020-2021 state officer candidate information can be found on the link below.

Campaign Timeline:

April 4 – Campaign speeches and materials posted online.

April 7 – Delegate voting passwords sent to advisers.

April 8 – Formal Caucus recording posted online.

April 10-13 – Local chapter delegates to vote online.

April 14-16 – Additional rounds of voting if necessary.

April 17 – 2020-2021 State Officer Team Announced


Nebraska FBLA State Leadership Conference Canceled

Nebraska FBLA 2020 State Leadership Conference Canceled

We continue to get updated information regarding COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nebraska health officials. In light of the current health issues and precautions taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Nebraska FBLA 2020 State Leadership ConferenceWhile a variety of factors influenced this decision, be assured that the health and safety of our students and stakeholders is always our primary concern.

We will post updated information as they develop.

Please contact Jacqui Garrison at if you have questions related to the impacts of the cancellation.

Nebraska National Winners

More than 375 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Nebraska FBLA members competed June 29-July 2 in 72 events. More than 9,500 FBLA members from 46 states, U.S. territories, and international chapters attended the conference.


During the conference, members participated in leadership workshops, competitive events, and toured San Antonio. This year’s theme was “Create. Lead. Inspire.” Nebraska members brought home 22 Top 10 awards.


The Top 10 award winners are:

First Place:

  • Kimberly Frey, Elkhorn Valley High School – Accounting I
  • Elsie Magwire and Joseph Hiatt, Boyd County High School – Business Plan
  • Isaac Fausett, Grand Island Career Pathways Institute – Help Desk

Third Place:

  • Regan Alfs, Shickley High School – Business Plan
  • Mitchell Lierman, West Point-Beemer High School – Journalism
  • Madison Brennfoerder, Garrett O’Flaherty, and Jaidyn Spoon, Arlington High School – Partnership with Business Project

Fourth Place:

  • Ben Nannen, Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca – Electronic Career Portfolio

Fifth Place:

  • Alex Saathoff, York – Public Speaking
  • Wyatt Ehlers, Jack Hirschfeld, and Max Tomes, Centennial – Virtual Business Management Challenge

Sixth Place:

  • Kevin Coffey, Crete – Emerging Business Issues

Seventh Place:

  • Braden Myers, Fillmore Central High School – Accounting II
  • Adrianna Smith, Kyrsten Whelan, and Maya Nachtigal, Aurora High School – Business Ethics
  • Colin Hoatson and Morgan Burke, Sutherland High School – Hospitality Management

Eighth Place:

  • Colton Monnier, Heartland High School – Economics
  • Nick Starns, Ashland-Greenwood High School – Securities and Investments
  • Tanner Pittman, Kirk Rangel, and Alek Timm, Arlington High School – Sports and Entertainment Management

Ninth Place

  • Colin Hendrickson, Platteview High School – Introduction to Business Procedures
  • Isabella Cao, Kearney High School ; Jency Starr, McPherson County High School; Logan Parde and Scott Tvrdy, Raymond Central High School – Parliamentary Procedure

Tenth Place

  • Baden Brumbaugh, Clara Larson, and Leah Larson, Bellevue West High School – American Enterprise Project
  • Divith Rajagopal, Lincoln East High School – Impromptu Speaking
  • Mekenna Fisher, Hershey High School – Introduction to Business
  • Nick Hutsell, Halle Nachtigal, and Hannah Pedersen, Aurora High School – Social Media Campaign

The following students were Top 15 finalists:

  • Emily Kraemer, Kirk Rangel, and Alek Timm, Arlington High School – American Enterprise Project
  • Maya Nachtigal, Adrianna Smith, and  Krysten Whelan, Aurora High School – Business Ethics
  • Hayden Ernst, Andrew Meyer, and August Pope, Elmwood-Murdock High School – Business Ethics
  • Tyson Kaiser, Drew Munter, Wausa High School – Digital Video Production
  • Hunter Pehrson and  Brian Potts, Laurel-Concord Coleridge High School – Management Information Systems
  • Hannah Mitchell, Aurora High School – Sales Presentation

Other national awards included:

First Place:

  • Wausa High School – Market Share Nationally and Mountain Plains Region

 Second Place:

  • Sandhills Public School – Market Share Mountain Plains Region
  • Largest State Chapter – Mountain Plains Region

National Business Achievement Award – America Level

(top award in this four-level program)

  • Emily Kraemer, Arlington High School
  • Dustin Hovanec, Blair High School
  • Joel Murch-Shafer, Blair High School
  • Sydney Atkinson, Boyd County High School
  • Haley Weber, Dorchester Public School
  • Olivia Sis, Dundy County Stratton High School
  • Anthony Zaner, Gretna High School
  • Gabe Stolinski, Gretna High School
  • Serena Wilson, Gretna High School
  • Kelbie Schnieder, Raymond Central High School

National Community Service Award – Achievement Level

(top level in this three-level program)

  • Alek Timm, Arlington High School
  • Andrea Gonzalez Pena, Bellevue West High School
  • Brianna Hill, Bellevue West High School
  • Joel Murch-Shafer, Blair High School
  • Emma Stahlecker, Boyd County High School
  • Jacey Hilkemann, Boyd County High School
  • Sydney Atkinson, Boyd County High School
  • Kylee Wilson, Elmwood-Murdock High School
  • Serena Wilson, Gretna High School
  • Pranav Rajan, Lincoln East High School
  • Emma Johnson, Omaha Marian High School
  • Shruthi Kumar, Omaha Marian High School
  • Madison Parde, Raymond Central High School
  • Robert Badura, Roncalli Catholic High School
  • Bryan Zutavern, Sandhills High School
  • Carlie Collier, Sandhills High School
  • Kamrin Edmonds, Wilber-Clatonia High School
  • Seth Vlasak, Wilber-Clatonia High School

National Recognition Event Winners

  • Alek Timm, Arlington High School – Who’s Who in FBLA
  • Peggy Parker, Dundy County Stratton High School – Nebraska Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser
  • Nickole Sis, owner of Seize the Daisy in Benkelman, Nebraska National Businessperson of the Year

Gold Seal Chapter Award, Merit

  • Arlington
  • Ashland-Greenwood
  • Bellevue West
  • Blair
  • Boyd County
  • Centura
  • Chadron
  • Dundy County Stratton
  • Elmwood-Murdock
  • Fillmore Central
  • Gibbon
  • Kearney
  • Omaha Marian
  • Raymond Central
  • Sandhills
  • Sargent
  • Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca
  • Tri County
  • Twin River
  • Waverly
  • Weeping Water
  • Wilber-Clatonia

Nebraska FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. Nebraska FBLA is supported through the Nebraska Center for Student Leadership and Expanded Learning at the Nebraska Department of Education.

Nebraska FBLA Week

Sunday – Share Your FBLA-PBL Story

Monday – President’s Forum/Fight to the Finish

Tuesday – Each One Reach One

Wednesday – Adviser Appreciation/Professional Attire

Thursday – Career Awareness Day

Friday – FBLA Spirit Day

Saturday – Community Service Day

Share all of you FBLA-PBL Week activities online using the hashtags #ne1kfbla and #fblapblweek.


More than 390 Nebraska students, advisers, and guests recently attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Nebraska FBLA members competed June 28-July 1 in 71 competitive events. More than 9,000 FBLA members from 46 states, as well as U.S. territories and international chapters, attended the conference.


During the conference, members participated in leadership workshops, competitive events, and toured the city of Baltimore. This year’s theme was “Elevate Your Future.”


Nebraska members brought home 15 Top Ten awards. Click here to see our Top Ten award winners.


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


A complete list of winners can be found here.

Non-Stop November

FBLA chapters must complete a total of 5 tasks focused on recruitment and retention. Two (2) activities are required and three (3) are chosen from a list of 8 optional activities.

Recognition for FBLA Non-Stop November

  • Special ribbons for all chapter delegates in attendance at the National Leadership Conference.
  • All chapters that complete FBLA Non-Stop November will be listed on FBLA-PBL social media and the national website.

Deadlines for FBLA Non-Stop November

The deadline for submissions is December 10.

Preview the FBLA Non-Stop November Activities

Preview the list of activities.

Nebraska FBLA awards

Nebraska National Winners Announced

Watch the presentation of Nebraska NLE Winners


FBLA Competitive Event Winners:

First Place:

  • Business Plan – Adam Alfs, Regan Alfs, Shickley
  • Partnership with Business Project – Kiryn Kayl, Lauryn Hoffman, Joseph Hiatt, Boyd County

Second Place:

  • American Enterprise Report – Kali Nedrow, Isaac Janing, Claire Kimbrough, Fillmore Central

Third Place:

  • Community Service Project – Baden Brumbaugh, Leah Larson, Jack Mettin, Bellevue West

Fourth Place:

  • Public Speaking – Emma Johnson, Omaha Marian
  • Middle Level: Multimedia & Website Development – Georgia Ramsey, Wilcox-Hildreth

Fifth Place:

  • Marketing – Kenneth Ou, Zoran Curgus, Divith Rajagopal, Lincoln East

Sixth Place:

  • Graphic Design – Kaitlyn Kumm, Wausa
  • Marketing – Pranav Rajan, Lincoln East
  • Publication Design – Taylor Kumm and Ali Lundberg, Wausa
  • Social Media Campaign – Olivia Lawless, Halle Nachigal, Jaylee Schuster, Aurora

Seventh Place:

  • Local Chapter Annual Business Report – Trevor Goesch, Joshua Kersch, Joseph Hiatt, Boyd County
  • Sales Presentation – Derek Gillilan, Wausa

Tenth Place: 

  • Business Plan – Lauryn Hoffman, Heather Atkinson, Joseph Hiatt, Boyd County
  • Publication Design – Jaclyn Taggart and Keely Prusia, Bellevue West

Market Share Award:

  • Wausa – 82%

FBLA Outstanding Chapters:

  • Boyd County
  • Elmwood-Murdock
  • Kearney
  • Sandhills

BAA America Level Winners:

  • Connor Utech, Bennington
  • Joseph Hiatt, Boyd County
  • Ashleigh Feyerabend, Gretna
  • Maddie Waller, Gretna
  • Jason McIntosh, Maywood
  • Jency Starr, McPherson County
  • Emma Johnson, Omaha Marian
  • Megan Wallman, Syracuse

CSA Achievement Level Winners:

  • Kirk Rangel, Arlington
  • Jacob Kozak, Arlington
  • Jenny Goesch, Boyd County
  • Kiryn Kayl, Boyd County
  • Kalli Kayl, Boyd County
  • Kyra Creamer, Dorchester
  • Anthony Zaner, Gretna
  • Lauren Zadalis, Omaha Marian
  • Logan Black, Raymond Central
  • Logan Parde, Raymond Central
  • Brooklyn Leach, Sandhills
  • Bridget Slagle, Sargent
  • Payton Rinkol, Twin River

LEAD Gold Awards:

  • Zoe Barels, Sandhills
  • Charlsie Teahon, Sandhills

Who’s Who Nebraska Winner:

  • Drake Vorderstrasse, Adams Central

Chapter Challenge Winners:

  • Elmwood-Murdock
  • Kearney
  • Lakeview
  • Sandhills
  • Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca

Lead4Change Project Winners:

  • Dance4Change; Lakeview ($500)
  • Poverty Pals; Lakeview ($500)
  • Peek-a-boo Project; Lakeview ($500)

March of Dimes Grant Recipients:

  • Centura FBLA