Members of the Hillsboro Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the 55th Annual North Dakota FBLA State Leadership Conference March 27 – 29, 2022.  Over 60 FBLA chapters from across the state participated in this conference, connecting approximately 900 middle and high school students to test business skills against their peers from around the state.

The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program.  Students have the opportunity to test the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events.  Students can enter events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website design, or business ethics.  The culmination of the competitive events program is the awards ceremony where winners are recognized for their accomplishments, and we find out who will represent North Dakota at the National Leadership Conference this summer. In addition to the competitive events program, students had the opportunity to attend workshops, vote for the 2022-23 state officer team, and network with members from around the state. This year, members also had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Amberley Snyder, with her keynote “There is no future in giving up” about overcoming adversity.

Special congrats to the following for placing in competition:

Lauren Spokely – 8th – Intro to Business Procedures

Micah Longthorne – 7th – Cyber Security

Masyn Fandrich – 7th – Agribusiness

Dylan Mitzel – 4th – Insurance Risk and Management

 Masyn Fandrich – Who’s Who in ND FBLA