On Friday, February 16, many New Haven High School students attended FBLA districts at Westminster College. FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, is an organization at New Haven that aims at providing students with leadership and business skills. Mrs. Kelsey Anderson is the sponsor of FBLA. Many students involved often participate at districts by giving presentations or taking tests. If the students place high enough in their event, they could move on to State, and then hopefully, to Nationals.
Students who take tests often spend weeks in advance studying. They hope to place high enough to make it to State. Students who choose to give a presentation at FBLA districts put countless hours into making their presentations perfect. They often practice many times in front of family, friends, and Mrs. Anderson.
Students who attended districts were asked what they did to prepare for the competition. Lexi Oetterer, who participated in the PSA event, said, “We came up with ideas, made the video, then the presentation, and then we went over the presentation to see if there were any needed changes.”
Ellie Westermeyer, who participated in Intro to Business Communications, stated, “We got together and practiced a lot.”
Dalton Gerdes, who took a test in Agribusiness, said he studied quite a lot for his test.
Kallista Stubblefield, who took a test in Organizational Leadership, said, “I used my resources and studied terms relating to organizational leadership on Quizlet.”
Below is a chart of students who scored high enough or won their event at districts. These students will be moving on to State. The event(s) they are competing in is also listed below.