On March 16-18, twenty one members of the NCHS Future Business Leaders of America chapter joined other wyoming high school and middle school levels at the Cheyenne Radisson Inn for the annual FBLA state leadership conference.
The Cheyenne Hills Church hosted Wyoming FBLA for Opening and Closing Sessions. All testing events were held at Laramie County Community College (LCCC), and performances were either at LCCC or the Radisson Inn. When not competing, members attended workshops that helped further their business skills; they could also help at Makayla Waldock’s Campaign Booth for the 2017-2018 Vice President state position. Her campaign slogan was “Rock with Waldock”, where she handed out pop rocks and stickers to voters. While Makayla had a strong campaign, she narrowly lost to Kelly Peterson of Lingle Ft. Laramie.
Twelve members qualified to compete at the National Conference in Anaheim, California June 29 - July 1. The National qualifiers include: Mackenzie Lyons and Julianne Graham, 1st in Introduction to Business Presentation; Mattie Pfister and Emma Ceaglske, 1st in Financial Business Plan; Baleigh and Jake, 4th in Local Chapter Annual Business Report; Jasmine Christianson, Remington Southwick, and Allison Williams, 1st in Website Design; Lucy Ceaglske, 3rd in Computer Applications; Makayla Waldock, 5th and was moved to 4th, in Client Services; Makena Engelker, 5th and was moved to 4th, in Computer Applications; and finally, Jake Heil, 5th and was moved to 4th in Agribusiness.
Also attending the conference were Traylin Bruegger, Tanner Carpenter, Gunnar Eaton, Avy Emerson, Taylor Gaukel, Peyton Kottwitz, Cole Mellott, Dylan Miller, Mathilda Schmidt, Monte Wade, and Garrett Wurdeman. The Group was accompanied by their advisor Kerstin Rue and guests Issac Mendoza and Laura Waldock. The chapter members would like to give a special thanks to Nyla Wilhelm for shuttling them to and from conference headquarters to LCCC and making sure all members arrived for their competitions on time.
Congratulations to the talented NCHS FBLA members and Sponsor Kerstin Rue.