Daniel Boone FBLA chapter places fifth in state for community service hours

Daniel Boone FBLA students at the State Leadership Conference.
Daniel Boone FBLA students at the State Leadership Conference. Submitted photo

Daniel Boone High School FBLA students attended the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference April 9, 10 and 11.

There are 13,257 members of FBLA across the state and the best of the best gather at the State Leadership Conference to compete, each having placed at the top of their region. These Boone students were eligible based on qualifying in the top three in the region in December.

In addition to competitions, the State Leadership Conference provides students the opportunity to attend workshops about college and career planning as well as developing business skills.

Jonathan Berry received 7th place in Mobile Application Development. Madison Okkerse received several awards; Future Business Leader, 10th place, 9th place FBLA policies and procedures, 10th place FBLA code of ethics/creed, and 5th place for community service hours. Cole Reinert, Member at Large, placed 8th for community service hours, 2nd for membership madness, and 6th in membership mania. Zoe Sweet was unable to attend but did place 1st for community service hours.

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Having qualified in first place at regionals, Trisha Bhatt, chapter President, competed in Cyber Security, Demi Kishbaugh, Region 8 Secretary, competed in Agribusiness, Emily Konchan, chapter reporter, competed in Journalism. In addition, Theodore Okkerse and Fantasia Sherman competed as a team in Hospitality Management. Madelyn Levy, competed in Business Communication

The district received recognition as a chapter as well. Daniel Boone placed fifth in the state for community service hours based in part on the efforts of the following members’ submitted community service hours; Breana McNamara, Griffin Adams, Jonathon Berry, Amber Bertolette, Trisha Bhatt, Deakon Clark, Demi Kishbaugh, and Scott Schilling. The chapter also received recognition for its FBLA efforts with the Outstanding Chapter recognition and the Gold Seal Chapter award.

Thank you to the Daniel Boone administration and school board for allowing our students the opportunity to showcase their talents while developing future career skills.