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Mandan students attend state FBLA conference

Members of the Mandan High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the North Dakota FBLA State Leadership Conference in Minot, March 24 to 26.  Over 50 FBLA chapters from across the state participated in this conference, where approximately 1,200 students had the opportunity to test their business skills against other students from around the state.

The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program. Students have the opportunity to test the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events. Students can enter events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website development or networking concepts. The culmination of the competitive events program is the awards ceremony, where winners are recognized for their accomplishments.

The following Mandan students placed at the conference: Mitchell Hersch, Hannah Fishbeck, Tayler Mikkelson and Klynton Lundstrom, first place, FBLA Acalympics; Mitchell Hersch, first place, Accounting II; Mitchell Hersch and Hannah Fishbeck, first place, Business Ethics; Klynton Lundstrom and Tayler Mikkelson, first place, Entrepreneurship; Kaytlyn Bowers, first place, Introduction to Business; Klynton Lundstrom, second place, Personal Finance; Jennifer Tokach, second place, Introduction to Business; Hannah Fishbeck, second place, Accounting I; Taylor Glass, fifth place, Business Communications; Alexandra Kraft and Jamie Messer, sixth place, Business Ethics; Jamie Messer, sixth place, Business Law; Laiken Bren, eighth place, Business Math; Sara Wolt, sixth place, Introduction to Business; Karlee Kautzmann, seventh place, Introduction to Business; Kaytlyn Bowers, eight place, Introduction to Business Communications; Karlee Kautzmann, 10th place, Introduction to Business Communications; Jacob Walby and Jennifer Tokach, second place, Marketing; Taylor Glass, fifth place, Personal Finance; Alexandra Kraft, sixth place, Personal Finance; Carter Tomac, ninth place, Personal Finance; Kaycee Fry, third place, Public Speaking I; Adam Lech and Jacob Walby, fifth place, Web Site Design; Kayla Stelter sixth place, Word Processing I.

In addition to the competitive events, students had the opportunity to attend workshops and tour businesses and colleges. A new team of state officers was also elected at the conference.