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FBLA State Leadership Conference

On April 24, the Houston High School chapter of FBLA took 10 students and 1 adviser to the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri, for the 2016 State FBLA Leadership Conference.

Students arrived on Sunday to compete in performance events, visit campaign booths, and attend the Opening Session, attended by over 4,400 members from across the state. Shannon Oleen, former NFL cheerleader, served as keynote speaker on Connected vs. Connecting: What a canoe, a bunch of strangers, and the absence of technology taught me about relationships.  Upon completion of their contest Monica Hunter and Jolie Warner were informed that they had made the top eight in the state and would go on to compete in the finals the following day. Students attended leadership workshops, and voted on State officers.

On Monday, Houston’s voting delegates, Monica Hunter and Toloqua Miller, attended the voting session to represent District 14. At the Monday session, Monica Hunter, Krista Scott, Samantha Mings, Tolonqua Miller, Abbey Slocum, and Karrissa Hurst received their Future awards.  Houston also received a Membership Achievement award for increasing membership in FBLA for the 2015-2016 school year.

At the Closing Session on Tuesday, newly elected State officers were installed and the remaining competitive event awards were announced. Monica Hunter and Jolie Warner beat out around 400 other schools to walk away with 5th place in Emerging Business issues.
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