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FBLA at Nationals
FBLA at Nationals
Scott Spooner
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Missouri FBLA-PBL wins big at National Leadership Conference Aurora, MO, June 29-July 3 2 members, Seniors Colby Kessinger (competing in Cybersecurity) and Kenyon Broten (competing in Journalism) of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America Chapter from Aurora High School recently travelled to San Antonio, Texas for the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC).  The NLC is the pinnacle of the year, with over 14,000 attendees and 140 competitive events.  Colby and Kenyon both qualified at the State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Missouri in April.

This year’s NLC brought members to the home of the Alamo and the famed Riverwalk – San Antonio, Texas – for several days of interactive leadership workshops from the KPMG, Tallo, and MBA Research.  Students also toured the sites around San Antonio and Austin, networked with members from other states and the world, and competed for national recognition and scholarship.

Student competitive events have topics ranging from Accounting to Marketing, Website Development to Personal Finance.  All competitive events are aligned to the standards taught in Missouri classrooms, allowing for an intra-curricular experience to showcase skill attainment.  Missouri FBLA brought home 41 Top 10 finishes and 68 trophies.

Missouri FBLA-PBL, a chartered member of National FBLA-PBL, is a registered 501(c)3.  Their mission inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.  Missouri FBLA-PBL membership exceeds 15,000, making it the second largest state chapter of the organization in the nation and the second largest career and technical student organization in Missouri.