FBLA Attends SLC
Success starts here! – has been the theme for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) this year. The Fairbury chapter has been working on state projects, competitive events, and chapter activities throughout the year. The State Leadership Conference (SLC) is the culminating event to highlight that work. The SLC was held in Kearney on April 11-13. It was great to get back to an in-person conference since the last two years were canceled or virtual due to COVID-19.
Nineteen Fairbury FBLA members attended the conference along with chapter advisor Tammi Mans and sponsor Ryan Garver. The members competed in 21 different tests and attended seminars throughout the conference. The conference started off with keynote speaker, Brooks Harper. He is considered the premier college and career readiness and soft skills speaker in America! He provided the keynote address and seminar sessions for students and advisors to help them discover, develop, market and sell their talents, skills and abilities.
After taking tests and completing presentations on Monday afternoon and night and all day on Tuesday, it is always exciting to attend the Awards of Excellence session on Wednesday to see what awards and honorable mentions our members have earned. Earning awards this year were our American Enterprise project team of Hannah Robertson, Alissa York, and Zane Grizzle-5th place, Grizzle-5th place in Job Interview, Jami Mans-6th place in Electronic Career Portfolio project and Ethan Smith-Public Service Announcement-Honorable Mention. Our chapter also received the 7-up award for chapter membership and 3rd place for our Trick-or-Treat for the March of Dimes project and donation.
Congratulations to all award winners and to the rest of the chapter members attending the conference for trying your best.