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Northeast business students earn 27 awards at state collegiate business leaders conference

Northeast business students earn 27 awards at state collegiate business leaders conference

KEARNEY, Neb. – Several business and information technology students at Northeast Community College have qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate National Conference this summer in Atlanta, GA, after qualifying at the state level recently.

n all, the students earned 27 awards at the State Leadership Conference in Kearney, including six first place and eight second place honors.

“Our competitors, who placed at the top of their respective categories, will be moving on to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta in June,” said Angie Shaffer, business instructor, and Northeast FBLA Collegiate advisor. 
The Northeast team competed against many four-year schools including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Midland University, Chadron State College, Peru State College, Wayne State College, and York College. Other two-year colleges at the conference included McCook Community College, North Platte Community College, and Southeast Community College. 

Shaffer said FBLA Collegiate focuses on developing leadership, communication and team skills in its members as well as giving them an opportunity to meet and network with other FBLA Collegiate members at the local, state and national levels.  

“FBLA Collegiate places an emphasis on helping students transition to the business world,” she said. “There are approximately 11,000 members on college campuses across the country.  

Cara Hoehne, business instructor, also serves as a Northeast FBLA Collegiate advisor.

Students placing first and second at the conference automatically qualify to compete at PBL’s National Leadership Conference, June 22-25 in Atlanta.

Northeast students who earned awards during the Nebraska Leadership Conference and Business Competition include: 

Client Services – 1st - Kyra Louthan, 2nd - Paul Einero, 6th - Jordyn Steffen.

Community Service Project – 1st Emma Nelson, Olivia Meaux.

Cyber Security – 1st - Mori Lopez.

Management Analysis & Decision Making – 1st - Gracelyn Baumert, Eli McPhillips, Emma Nelson.

Sales Presentation – 1st - Dayci Luttrell, Jordyn Steffen.

Small Business Management Plan – 1st - Olivia Meaux, 2nd – JennaRose Zierke.

Accounting Case Competition – 2nd - Gracelyn Baumert, Kyra Louthan, Jordyn Steffen.

Desktop Publishing – 2nd – Elizabeth Valerio Chairez.

Emerging Business Issues – 2nd – Kyra Louthan, Rebeca Martinez, Olivia Meaux.

Global Analysis & Decision Making – 2nd - Elizabeth Valerio Chairez.

Marketing Analysis & Decision Making – 2nd - Olivia Meaux, JennaRose Zierke. 

Networking Concepts – 2nd - Mori Lopez.

Business Ethics – 3rd - Paul Einero, Kyra Louthan; 5th - Rebeca Martinez, Olivia Meaux, Emma Nelson.

Help Desk – 3rd – Mori Lopez. 

Computer Concepts – 4th - Mori Lopez, 6th - Alexis Bentley.

Digital Media – 4th - Dayci Luttrell, Jordyn Steffen.

Hospitality Management Case Competition – 4th - Dayci Luttrell, Jordyn Steffen.

Programming Concepts – 4th - Mori Lopez, 5th - Alexis Bentley.

Foundations of Accounting – 5th - Kyra Louthan.

Business Communications – 5th - Kyra Louthan, 8th - Emma Nelson.

Job Interview – 6th - Eli McPhillips.

Sports Management & Marketing – 7th - Paul Einero.

Social Media Marketing – 7th - Dayci Luttrell, Jordyn Steffen, JennaRose Zierke.

                                                                                PHOTO CUTLINE 

Students who are members of the Northeast Community College Future Business Leaders of America - Collegiate chapter, earned honors at the organization’s Nebraska Leadership Conference and Business Competition held recently in Kearney. Pictured (first row, l-r) are Grace Baumert, Clarkson, Elizabeth Valerio Chairez, South Sioux City; Emma Nelson, Albion; Olivia Meaux, Norfolk; JennaRose Zierke, Norfolk; Jordyn Steffen, Hartington; and Mori Lopez, Neligh. In the back row (from left) are Rebeca Martinez, Norfolk; Kyra Louthan, Stanton; Dayci Luttrell, Hebron; Paul Einero, Cape Town, South Africa; and Eli McPhillips, Humphrey.