Panther Accolades: FBLA

Posted June 1, 2020

Congratulations to these Plymouth High School students on their recent recognitions!

PHS seniors Kathryn, Maxwell, Jennifer, Maezie and Joel

FBLA qualifies 7 events for Nationals

The PHS Future Business Leaders of America chapter has qualified 17 students in seven events for the National Leadership Online Experience, the most PHS students ever to advance to national competition.

In February, PHS took second at the Region 6 Leadership Conference and qualified 44 students for state competition in 23 different events. However, the State Leadership Conference, scheduled for March 30-31 in Madison, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead, all state qualifiers were ranked based on test scores, performance rankings, or project submission scores. The top four in each event qualify for the National Leadership Online Experience, which replaces the National Leadership Conference that was to have been held June 29 to July 2 in Salt Lake City.

PHS students advancing to the National Leadership Online Experience, with their state ranking and event:

  • Kathryn Brinkman: 1st in Advertising
  • Maxwell Leynse: 3rd in Accounting 2
  • Jennifer Novotny, Maezie Reilly and Joel Williams: 3rd in Global Business
  • Morgen Frausto, Alisha Klemme and Katie Waitkus: 3rd in E-Business
  • Carly Kelly, Jack Luedtke, Maggie Munson and Addison Plane: 4th in Parliamentary Procedure
  • Allaina Struve, Emma Welsh and Alayna Wilderman: 4th in Management Decision Making
  • Nikolai Jirikowic and Matthew Sheridan: 4th in Marketing

Business teachers Todd Williams and June Winkel advise the PHS chapter.

FBLA, which has more than 180,000 members in more than 5,200 chapters in 47 states, inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.


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