Members of the Harrisonville Middle Level Future Business Leaders of America Chapter recently brought home numerous awards from the first Missouri Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference held Jan. 28 in Jefferson City.
HMS students earning recognition include Dakota Saylor, sixth place Keyboarding Applications I; Jared Blanchett, third place Keyboarding Applications II; Shelby Wiseman, second place and Austin Hetherington, third place Parliamentary Procedure Concepts; Dalton Hayden, third place Personal Finance Concepts; Jake Holden, first place Spreadsheet Applications; Blanchett, fifth place Introduction to Business Communication; Wiseman, sixth place Desktop Publishing; Hayden, first place, Holden, sixth place, Blanchett, seventh place, and Chase Spence, eighth place Computer and Internet Concepts; Garrett Lukenbill, third place Career Exploration; and Lukenbill, seventh place Business Spelling.
FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. Over 150 middle level members and advisers representing 10 chapters throughout the state gathered to hear.
The keynote address at the conference was provided by FBLA State President Doug Hutcherson. Attendees were able to participate in leadership workshops, vote on Middle Level state officers, and find out award winners in 17 competitive events.
Missouri Middle Level FBLA currently has 337 members in 14 chapters located throughout the state. Last year, Missouri had just over 300 middle level members.
Delegates representing the Harrisonville Middle Level Chapter in the state competitive leadership awards program were Jake Holden, Shelby Wiseman, Chase Spence, Dalton Hayden, Garrett Lukenbill, Dakota Saylor, Jake Blanchett and Austin Hetherington. Pamela Long is the local chapter adviser and accompanied the students to the conference.
Middle Level students may attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA in late June.