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Niangua FBLA excels at state convention

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Ten members of the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda chapter from Niangua High School recently traveled to Springfield for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.

This three-day conference, beginning Sunday, April 2, featured dynamic workshops, innovative keynotes and professional networking opportunities with Fortune 500 companies. Over 5,000 students and advisers came together 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.

Niangua brought home many chapter awards, including:

• Jaycee Callaway – Second place in FBLA Principles and Procedures, advancing to national competition;

• Halie Henderson – Leader Level Business Achievement award

• Alizabeth Donaldson – Buzz Squad Internship

• State Project Participation Award for participating in events related to Food Pantry Assistance, March of Dimes Contribution, Honor the Legacy and Governmental Awareness programs;

• Bronze Level Chapter of the Year

• Gold Seal Chapter for increased chapter membership

Jaycee Callaway earned a trip to the National Convention in Anaheim, California June 28-July 2, which will be full of leadership events, competitions, workshops and motivational keynote addresses. There will also be time for a little fun at Disney, Universal Studios, an L.A. Angels of Anaheim ball game and a trip to Huntington Beach with several other Missouri FBLA members.

Members attending the convention included Kelcie Matney, Dashawna Donaldson, Jaycee Callaway, Alizabeth Donaldson, Laura Biggers, Nikki Roseborough, Halie Henderson, David Champlin, Gerald Johnson and Kodey Weaver. Jennifer Callaway is the local chapter adviser and accompanied the students to the conference.

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