FBLA Recognized for Top Honors

FBLA Recognized for Top Honors
Posted on 07/16/2019
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West Platte Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio

More than 9,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Texas to Create. Lead. Inspire. as they competed in the national conference.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 28–July 2 in San Antonio. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

West Platte earned the top honor of Gold Chapter of the Year, Good Neighbor Recognition, and Nonstop November award. Lea Moose and Tiffany Lowell received the American Community Service award, which is awarded to students that have earned 500 hours of community service. 
Students earned the right to compete at the national level by winning at Districts 4 Leadership Conference in February and Missouri State Leadership Conference in April. Our students competed in the following events: American Enterprise Project (Ireland Stoddard, Austin Cass, and Lucy Bartee), Partnership with a Business (Lea Moose, Taylor McNair, Luke Heili), Network Design (Thomas Tharp and Drake Stelljes), Management Information Technology (Abby Cline, David Knox, and Lindsay Goodwin), Spreadsheet Application (Xander Sullins), and Computer Application (Tiffany Lowell).

“My project was Partnership with a Business, and my group and I got the chance to present our project to a panel of judges. We strengthened our public speaking skills and confidence through this presentation, and we got to share our incredible experience of partnering with Cactus Creek and hosting the Holiday Party for the elementary students at West Platte. We were so proud to represent our school and community at this competition,” said Taylor McNair about her experience.

“The trip to San Antonio provided an opportunity to experience a unique culture, network with likeminded individuals, improve our business and social skills, and to compete on a national level,” said Thomas Tharp about his experience.

For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

West Platte FBLA would like to thank West Platte Board of Education, West Platte Education Foundation, Bank of Weston, Weston Masonic Lodge, O'Malley Pub, Weston Rotary Club, Platte County Bank, Missouri Bluffs, Sharp's Market, and Susan Lindley CPA for the contributions to our organization. We would only like to thank Fancy Smith and Beth McPherson for their help working with the students.

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.




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