South Tech Networking Team Advances to FBLA National Competition

South Tech Networking Team Advances to FBLA National Competition

Four members of the South Tech’s Missouri Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)– Phi Beta Lambda Chapter recently traveled to Springfield, MO for the FBLA State Leadership Conference. The conference featured dynamic workshops, innovative keynotes, and professional networking opportunities with Fortune 500 companies for middle school through college students.

Maxwell Buckel, Max Diebold, Zack Jackson, and Corey Watkins enjoyed the new activities this year. Competitors could visit X Academy, an in-depth focused workshop designed to help uncover a student’s true leadership potential, GooseChase, a digital scavenger hunt, and Leadership Labyrinth, escape rooms geared around leadership.

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.

South Tech’s competitors brought home top honors:

  • Maxwell Buckel – 6th place for Coding and Programming
  • Maxx Diebold, Zack Jackson, and Corey Watkins – 3rd place for Network Design Team

Diebold, Jackson, and Watkins qualified to compete in Anaheim, CA this summer in the FBLA National Competition.

Missouri FBLA-PBL, a chartered member of National FBLA-PBL, is a registered 501(c)3. Their mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Missouri FBLA-PBL membership exceeds 15,500, making it the second largest state chapter of the organization in the nation and the second largest CTSO in Missouri. More information about FBLA is available at http://missourifbla.org/.

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