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FBLA Fall Leadership Conference 2013

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5249a85546c51Our members are ready for the keynote speaker!
Ice-breaker activity!
Chalk drawing by keynote speaker.
Relaxing at lunch time.
Group photo fun!
Our members are ready for the keynote speaker!

FBLA Members Attend
Fall Leadership Conference

Ten members of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual Fall Leadership Conference in Omaha on Wednesday, September 25th.  The theme for this year's Conference and FBLA year is "Excellence in Action".   The members attending included:   Kaitlyn Miller, Chelsea Wiese, Sidney Ortmeier, Caleb Krohn, Samantha Aschoff, Erica Slagle, Blake Brummels, Courtnie Lambrecht, Kendyl Koehler, and Tyler von Rentzell.  Mrs. Manzer, Advisor and Miss Wakeley, Student Teacher also attended.

The first session of the Conference included a Welcome from the State Officers, general messages for the attending students, a skit by the State Officer Team and a keynote address.  Mr. Bob Upgren provided the motivational keynote address.  His presentation evoked both laughter and emotions.  Using personal stories, Mr. Upgren challenged students to “Own up to who they are” and stay true to themselves.  Mr. Upgren is one of the best chalk artists in the world.  He drew an amazing patriotic picture at the end of his presentation; and then played music and added lighting effects to bring the chalk art to life.

The breakout sessions included:  officer training and motivational speakers for the members in attendance; while the advisors had training on all of the changes in the FBLA Handbook.  A second session of the breakout sessions was offered to all.