PCHS FBLA Recognized with Honors at Nationals

PCHS FBLA Recognized with Honors at Nationals
Posted on 07/15/2022

More than 12,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to Chicago, Illinois, to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as Future Business Leaders and vied for the opportunity to win more than $200,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 29 – July 2. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 100 business and business-related competitive events.

PCHS FBLA, led by advisers Hannah Kasner and Arian Huhmann, had a total of 12 students compete at the national level. Students first competed at the district and state level to earn a spot to represent Missouri at the national competition. There were 300-400 individuals/teams competing in each national category. PCHS’s national competitors and awards are listed below:

  • PCHS FBLA was recognized as a “Gold Level” chapter
  • Top 12: Partnership with a Business Project (with Nodaway Valley Bank) - Jackson Edwards
  • Top 15: 3D Animation - Evan MacCuish and Kaedon Ryerson
  • Business Financial Plan - Jack Klippenstein and Patrick McCool
  • eBusiness - Maggie Assel
  • Electronic Career Portfolio - Abigail Wittel
  • Introduction to Social Media Strategies - Spencer Johnson, Makayla Morris, and Chloe Pegler
  • Local Chapter Annual Business Report - Diana Alberty and Jessica Donley 

The awards were a part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an informative-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.