by Tawny Ruppert, Owen-Withee FBLA Chapter
Last Tuesday, October 5, the Owen-Withee FBLA Chapter had the pleasure of attending a FBLA Fall Leadership Conference taking place on the UW-Stout campus.
The event started at 8:30 a.m. with a Q&A of seven UW-Stout business major students. The students explained the overall of the business program at Stout as well as answering some questions about the business courses at Stout and about UW-Stout as a whole.
After the Q&A, members of different FBLA chapters across central Wisconsin were split into three groups and attended three sessions across a total of three hours. The sessions included one where members were taught an overview of all the opportunities in FBLA, including information about competitions and other conferences, led by the State Parliamentarian, Henry Pike, and the Region IV Vice President, Mya Colburn.
Another session, led by Region I Vice President, Emma Wick, and Region II Vice President, Lilly-Jo Stojack, where we learned how to set up and plan a community fundraiser. The other session was a tour of the UW-Stout campus, led by one of Stout's very own students.
The conference ended at 2:30 p.m. and we arrived back at the Owen-Withee High School around 3:40 p.m. The event was a very fun time and allowed us all to meet others in our area in FBLA and make friends, along with teaching us all very important life skills.
OWHS attendees included:
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