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PHS students placing in their events were, front row from left, Nora Argall, Elise Bleck, Gabriel Olsen, Noah McFarlin, Drew Schmitt, Cory Haupt, Brady Petrie, Jaxsen Schermacher; back row, Dylan Dittman, Sam Miller, Louis Gentine, Darian Sager; not pictured, Samantha Meyer and Kathryn Brinkman

PHS FBLA sending 4 to Nationals

Posted April 23, 2018

The Plymouth High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America recently attended the State Leadership Conference, where students competed in business events and attended workshops. 

More than 2,000 students from 124 schools attended the conference, held April 9 and 10 in La Crosse. “Elevate your Future” was the theme of the conference. 

Autumn Mertes, a 2015 PHS graduate, was among those who spoke at the opening session to welcome the high school students and to encourage them to get involved when they enter college in the future. Miss Mertes, a senior at Marion University majoring in accounting, is state president of Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate equivalent of FBLA. 

Plymouth placed 17th as a chapter, and 14 PHS students were recognized at the conference Awards of Excellence program.  Four students qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference, set for June 28 to July 1 in Baltimore, Md.

PHS National Qualifiers

  • Cory Haupt: 2nd in Accounting 2
  • Noah McFarlin: 2nd in Advertising
  • Drew Schmitt: 4th in Coding & Programming
  • Samantha Meyer: 5th in Accounting 2

Other students receiving state recognition

  • Kathryn Brinkman: 6th in Introduction to Business Procedures
  • Dylan Dittman: 6th in Help Desk
  • Gabriel Olsen, Jaxsen Schermacher, and Darian Sager: 7th in Entrepreneurship
  • Nora Argall and Elise Bleck: 7th in Graphic Design
  • Sam Miller and Brady Petrie: 7th in Management Decision Making
  • Louis Gentine: 8th in Client Services

FBLA advisers are Todd Williams and June Winkel.

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Noah, Drew and Cory with plaques

From left, Noah McFarlin, Drew Schmitt and Cory Haupt placed in the top four of their events and qualified to compete at the 2018 FBLA National Leadership Conference

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These PHS students attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 9 and 10 in La Crosse.