Group photo of FBLA medal winners

These Plymouth High School students were recognized for their performance in Future Business Leaders of America state competition

Two PHS students qualify for FBLA Nationals

Posted April 17, 2017

The Plymouth High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America sent 30 students to compete at the recent State Leadership Conference, where 11 of them placed in the top eight and two qualified for national competition.

Students placing in the top four in each event advance to compete at the National Leadership Conference, which will be held June 29 to July 3 in Anaheim, Calif. National Qualifiers from PHS are:

  • Jordan Hefter: third in Accounting 2
  • Zach Kraus: fourth in Agri-business

Others recognized at the state Awards of Excellence program were:

  • Hannah McFarlin: fifth in Accounting 2
  • Jordan Lomibao: fifth in Graphic Design
  • Sam Miller, Brady Petrie and Luke Schneider: sixth in Management Decision Making
  • Alex Kelly, Holden Reilly and Drew Schmitt: sixth in Mobile Applications
  • Noah McFarlin: eighth in Accounting 1

Other Panthers competing at the conference included Hanna Aukerman, Drew Boening, Cole Bogenschuetz, Joe Chandler, Dylan Dittman, Korey Friederichs, Mason Guell, Cory Haupt, Luci Hoitink, Brandon Keller, Josh Klister, Connor Laehn, Tyler Luedtke, Noah McFarlin, Taylor Oreck, Joey Sebranek, Zach Strehlow, Kory Tetschlag, and Ian Williams. FBLA advisers are Todd Williams and June Winkel.

The PHS students were among more than 2,000 attending the conference, held April 3 and 4 in Appleton, where they competed in business events and attended workshops. 

Autumn Mertes, a 2015 PHS graduate, was among those who welcomed the high school students during the opening session. A sophomore at St. Norbert College in DePere, majoring in business administration with concentrations in finance and human resource management and a minor in leadership studies, she recently was elected to serve as the state president of Phi Beta Lambda, which is the collegiate level of FBLA. 

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