Three Fairbury FBLA members advance to national competition following the 2019 FBLA Nebraska State Leadership Conference held April 4-6 in Omaha. The annual conference provided competitive events, leadership training, networking, and fun for FBLA members across the state. Nine members of Fairbury FBLA joined other Nebraska members and advisers to compete and celebrate another successful year in FBLA.
Throughout the leadership event, members participated in competitive events, motivational seminars, and the election of the new State Officer Team. Honorable Mention awards were announced at the second general session, recognizing those who placed in the top 4% of each event. The Awards Program held on Saturday morning announced the top eight winners in each event and revealed who would represent Nebraska FBLA at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this summer.
Seniors Isaac Robertson, Joy Ondrak, and Mikasa Lierman qualified for the State Leadership Conference in the area of Sports and Entertainment Management after demonstrating their knowledge on a team test. At the State Leadership Conference, these three individuals presented to a group of judges, earning third place overall and advancing to National Competition in June.
Senior Mikasa Lierman also placed seventh in Journalism and Junior Jaelle Johnson earned Honorable mention out of 280 students. Other students earning honorable mention included Sophomore Brylee Yantz in Introduction to Business, Sophomore Josh Robertson in Introduction to Financial Math, Senior Jayson Klaumann in Organizational Leadership, and Junior Jillian Caroon in Insurance and Risk Management.
Fairbury chapter members attending were: Seniors: Devin Holliday, Jayson Klaumann, Mikasa Lierman, Joy Ondrak, Isaac Robertson; Juniors: Jaelle Johnson and Jillian Caroon; and Sophomores: Brylee Yantz, Josh Robertson. Adviser Gale Bly accompanied the Fairbury delegation.