By Rottinghaus, Dawn, Guest blogger
Wellsville FBLA competed in the 2011 FBLA State Leadership Conference at Topeka on March 31-April 1 and our kids did EXTREMELY WELL. We have six students who qualified for nationals in Orlando, Florida this summer. The students are Katelyn Barthol, Brandon Ebeck, Tayler Graham, Trenton Meyer, Derek Moore and Whitney Schmidt. With approximately 1,800 students from 99 schools from across Kansas, our Wellsville kids helped to make our school stand out in a truly positive way.
Jayci Prough represented the WHS choir program proudly by singing the national anthem at the opening session. This is the first time a Wellsville student has been selected to sing the national anthem. And Tayler Graham was elected to the position of Kansas FBLA State Editor. She did a wonderful job of campaigning and gave a great speech.
We are extremely proud of our kids and the job both parents and faculty (K-12) have done to educate our kids. Thanks for working with FBLA and thanks for supporting them. These kids really do make a difference.
*Indicates National Qualifier
NEWLY ELECTED KANSAS FBLA STATE EDITOR—Tayler Graham*
Quality Member Award—Katelyn Barthol, Brandon Ebeck & Trenton Meyer
Business Person of the Year—Miriam Barthol
Business Calculations—Logan O’Dea, 5th place
Community Service Project—Brandon Ebeck, Trenton Meyer & Whitney Schmidt, 1st place*
Desktop Publishing—Katrina Carman and Hannah Kelley, 10th place
Global Business—Brandon Ebeck, Trenton Meyer & Derek Moore, 1st place*
Job Interview—Jordan Thompson, 9th & Caitlin Valadez, 10th
Local Chapter Annual Business Report—Katelyn Barthol, 1st place*
Sports Management—Derek Moore, 1st place*, Logan O’Dea 7th place
Word Processing I—Ashley Ebeck, 6th place
Word Processing II—Whitney Schmidt, 10th place
Ms. Future Business Leader—MacKenzie Pfeiffer, 7th & Whitney Schmidt, 9th places
Mr. Future Business Leader—Brandon Ebeck, 5th place
National Who’s Who in FBLA—MacKenzie Pfeiffer, 4th & Brandon Ebeck, 6th places