By Nicole Rogers
OWEN-WITHEE - On March 28-29, Owen-Withee High School FBLA students who advanced to the state level competed at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Amelia Petke placed fifth in Future Business Leader. Grayce Bottlemy, Mason Gay, Cassidy Graski, and Lydia Lobacz placed fourth in Parliamentary Procedure and advanced to compete at the National Conference in Chicago this June.
This level of competition was a wonderful learning opportunity for these future business people. “The Wisconsin FBLA Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas for FBLA members. It prepares students for successful careers in business through support for curriculum development and innovative assessment tools. through competition at a Regional Leadership Conference, the State Leadership Conference, and/or the National Leadership Conference students have the opportunity to compete in events to showcase their knowledge, skills and habits in a wide range of business environments. Many of these competitions require considerable research and practice; others are staged at the conferences. Each event is governed by specific guidelines found in the Wisconsin FBLA Competitive Event Guidelines,” stated the WI FBLA Organization.
Caleb Green, OWHS teacher, led this successful FBLA group and on the day before departure to Madison, he proudly recognized the state competitors to their fellow OWHS students and encouraged all to cheer them on as they took a victory lap through the school.
“Overall, the trip was great. All of the students did a wonderful job representing what it means to be a Blackhawk. Our seven competitors worked hard to prepare for the contests and we found some great success within the performances. Our two Legacy Academy participants spent sometime learning about what it means to leave a legacy and a mark within their school. Overall, it was a great experience for the students. We look forward to the National Conference in Chicago this June for our Parliamentary Procedure team. I have attached a couple of pictures from the week as well,” said FBLA supervisor Caleb Green.
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