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Crete FBLA "Elevates" Leadership at State Conference

Our FBLA team in Omaha
Fourteen Crete FBLA members traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in the State Leadership Conference with this year's theme of "Elevate Your Future." More than 2,300 FBLA members and advisers from across the state attended,  Crete's conference began on April 5th with a tour of Redstone Advertising. After the opening general session at the conference, students attended leadership workshops and competed in events.  For four seniors, this was their last FBLA state conference, Jessilyn C., (President), Claire H. (Secretary), Haylee F. (Treasurer)  and Zachary A. (Class Representative).
"Like every year, I had a great time competing and networking! I will miss SLC and being competitive in FBLA."-Jessilyn
There were several successes and highlights of the conference. "While it was my last SLC, I enjoyed it greatly and hope that others in the future continue to help grow the chapter involvement in conferences such as this because it provides many opportunities for those who are even just thinking about business as a future career."--Haylee 
Seminars about how to prepare for college, how to improve leadership, and more were offered. "With this being my last SLC, I learned many valuable skills that will be useful in life after high school"--Claire 
"I'm heading to college next year and there was valuable information that I can use when I head out to college!" --Zach
The conference concluded on Saturday, April 7th with the Awards Ceremony and a number of Crete students recognized:
Participating in Job Interview: Claire H., Haylee F., Zach A., Jessilyn C.
Honorable Mention (top 4% in event)
Claire E.-Agribusiness
Hannah R.-Organizational Leadership
Jessilyn C.-Business Communications
7th place in Networking Concepts-Danny S.
5th place in Introduction to Information Technology--Keven C.
2nd place in Introduction to Business-Kevin C.
Who's Who in Nebraska FBLA--Jessilyn C.
Nebraska All-State Quality Member Award:  Jessilyn C, Haylee F, Claire H, Claire E, Huong N. Kathyrn H.
Business Achievement Awards:
Future Level--Kathryn H.
Business Level--Claire E., Haylee F,, Huong N., Sabrina R,
Future Level--Huong N,, Claire E., Hannah R.
Crete Chapter earned the Sweepstakes Awards for the 16th consecutive year and was honored with the Gold Seal Award of Merit
Both Kevin Coffey and Danny Schroeder qualified for Nationals!