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PCHS FBLA Earn Top Honors at Nationals

PCHS FBLA Earn Top Honors at Nationals

Partnership with a Business Award More than 14,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to San Antonio, Texas to showcase their talents as Future Business Leaders and to vie 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 2019 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 28 – 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-related competitive events.

Platte County High School (PCHS) FBLA, led by advisers Hannah Kasner and Arian Huhmann, had a total of 24 students qualify to compete at the national level. Students competed at the district and state level to earn a spot to represent Missouri at the national competition. There were approximately 300 – 400 individuals/teams competing in each national category. PCHS FBLA received top national recognition as a “Gold Level”

American Enterprise Project Award The “Partnership with a Business Project” Team (Emily Helmich, Grace Thomas, and Jackson Todd) earned 6th Place, and the “American Enterprise Project” Team (Mekenzie Dalton, Connor Green, Isabella Scarpelli) earned 8th Place. Both teams received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Ceremony on July 2.


The following students attended and competed in the 2019 FBLA National Leadership Conference:

  • 6th Place: Partnership with a Business Project - Emily Helmich, Grace Thomas, Jackson Todd
  • 8th Place: American Enterprise Project - Mekenzie Dalton, Connor Green, Isabella Scarpelli
  • Advertising - Peter Doole
  • e-Business - Natalie Crain, Mackenzie Crawford, Madison Powers
  • Business Financial Plan - Ryan Dye, Holly Jacobson, Drake Lacina
  • Business Plan - Kalina Arnold, KayLyn Munn, Emilia Wisniewski
  • Coding & Programming - Colby West
  • Local Chapter Report - Mya Sheehan, Victoria Williams
  • Management Information Systems - Caleb Robles, Anthony Railsback, Jack Scattini


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.