FBLA success at State Leadership Conference

This past weekend, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended their first ever State Leadership Conference in Coralville, IA. This competition had over 840 members from across the state to participate in business meetings and to compete in a wide variety of business and computer competitions. Each conference participant competed in at least three events.

The results were astounding. 13 out of the 17 competitors from Waukee won a total of 23 awards. Of these 17 students, nine qualified for Nationals in nine different events! These qualifiers have the opportunity to attend the National Leadership Conference in San Antonia, TX. (June 29-July 2)

Congratulations and good luck to the students attending the National Leadership Conference!


Student Event Placement Qualified for Nationals
Bauer, Josh Securities & Investments 5th Place
Bauer, Josh Sales (not a National Event) 1st Place
Bauer, Josh (team member w/ Mary McLaughlin and Judy Siria) Entrepreneurship 3rd Place Yes
Dressel, Kate Public Speaking 2nd Place Yes
Dressel, Kate Business Knowledge & Current Events (not a National Event) 5th Place
Dressel, Kate Emerging Business Issues 4th Place Yes
Duvvuri, Sahishnu Cyber Security 3rd Place Yes
Duvvuri, Sahishnu HTML/CSS (not a National Event) 5th Place
Groathouse, Megan Web Design 6th Place
Groathouse, Megan Journalism 5th Place
Groathouse, Megan HTML/CSS (not a National Event) 4th Place
Holvey, Grace (partnered w/ Ellie Smith) Pin Design (not a National Event) 5th Place
McLaughlin, Mary Job Interview 3rd Place Yes
McLaughlin, Mary (team member w/ Josh Bauer and Judy Siria) Entrepreneurship 3rd Place Yes
Munjuluri, Tara Creed (not a National Event) 4th Place
Patel, Anand Personal Finance 1st Place Yes
Patel, Anand Sales (not a National Event) 5th Place
Shinde, Aditi Web Design 1st Place Yes
Shinde, Aditi HTML/CSS (not a National Event) 6th Place
Siria, Judy (team member w/ Josh Bauer and Mary McLaughlin) Entrepreneurship 3rd Place Yes
Smith, Ellie Public Speaking 5th Place
Smith, Ellie Impromptu Speaking 6th Place
Smith, Ellie (partnered w/ Grace Holvey) Pin Design (not a National Event) 5th Place
Stewart, Danny Business Law 2nd Place Yes
Wager, Jordyn Pin Design (not a National Event) 2nd Place
Wagner, Jordyn Advertising 3rd Place Yes