HANNIBAL | Twelve members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America Chapter from the Hannibal Career and Technical Center recently participated in the 2020 Missouri FBLA-PBL Virtual State Leadership Conference. This virtual experience provided members from across Missouri with over 200 hours of educational and leadership content, live forums with industry leaders and interactive educational activities in an online platform.
Stephen Mackey, a character development coach and motivational speaker, keynoted the conference a message to equip people to take responsibility and change their lives, keynoted the conference.
Over 3,500 students and advisers came together online for the event, with over 150 business education related contests running during the event; contest topics range from accounting to website design, marketing to mobile application development. 2020 marked the first year the conference was not held in-person.
Competing during the State Virtual Leadership Conference were: Aya Amirdash, Personal Finance; Molly Broughton, Public Speaking; Blair Burton, Healthcare Administration; Brynn Burton, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures; Will Dexheimer, Personal Finance and Securities and Investments; Breanna Gonzalez, Computer Applications; Michael Hark, Introduction to Financial Math; Nora Hark, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures; Keaton Scott, Accounting 1 and Introduction to Financial Math; Elizabeth Stilley, Business Calculations and Personal Finance; Aaris Stolte, Introduction to Financial Math; and Jayden Stout, CyberSecurity.
Overall, Hannibal Career and Technical Center brought home several awards, including: Will Dexheimer, third place in Personal Finance; Liz Stilley, fifth place in Personal Finance; Molly Broughton, ninth place in Public Speaking; and Jayden Stout, tenth place in CyberSecurity. Will and Liz will be competing in the National Virtual Leadership Experience this month.
Missouri FBLA-PBL, a chartered member of National FBLA-PBL, is a registered 501(c)3. Their mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Missouri FBLAPBL membership exceeds 15,500, making it the second largest state chapter of the organization in the nation and the second largest CTSO in Missouri.