Fulton FBLA students qualify for national conference

Fulton FBLA students qualify for national conference

April 12th, 2018 in Local News

LEFT: Gabe Lubbert, left, and Haydon Windsor qualified to attend a national Future Business Leaders of America conference after earning a fourth-place finish for its business ethics presentation at the state conference in Springfield. RIGHT: Paige Key, left, and Ellie McCray also qualified for the national conference in Baltimore following a fourth-place finish for their business financial plan presentation.

Four Fulton students have qualified to attend a national conference this summer in Baltimore, Maryland.

Haydon Windsor, Gabe Lubbert, Ellie McCray and Paige Key, all members of the Fulton Future Business Leaders of America, recently attended the 2018 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference from April 8-10 in Springfield. There, they entered in competitions.

"They placed high enough that they were advanced to the national completition," Fulton Public Schools spokesperson Karen Snethen said.

FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. More than 5,000 members and advisers representing more than 400 chapters throughout the state met to elect state officers, transact business of the state chapter, participate in leadership and career workshops, and compete in the state leadership awards program.

Windsor and Luebbert placed fourth in a business ethics presentation. Also fourth-place finishers, McCray and Key created a business financial plan presentation. McCray and Key are definites for going to Baltimore, Snethen said.

Gina McLachlan and Jenna Brown, local chapter advisers, accompanied the students to the Springfield conference. In addition, Cody McReynolds received an eighth place with her electronic career portfolio and also received her Leader award.

The National Leadership Conference will be June 28-July 1.