FBLA team earns trip to national conference

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
New Madrid County Central’s Drew Howell, Sawyer McElveen and Justin Morris earned second as a team in the Sports and Entertainment Management Event and will take part in the national competition this summer.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It was an opportunity for Missouriís future business leaders to expand their knowledge and for members of New Madrid County Central High Schoolís FBLA to show what they have learned.

More than 5,000 members of Missouriís nearly 400 Future Business Leaders of America chapters attended the largest State Leadership Conference in the nation April 17-18. Among those attending were 18 students from New Madrid County Central High School along with two advisers.

FBLA members competed in over 75 events ranging from accounting and agribusiness to social media strategies and UX Design. The top 10 individuals/teams in each event were awarded medals onstage at Great Southern Bank Arena. The top four in each event took home trophies and will advance to the National Leadership Conference this summer in Atlanta, Ga.

Felipe Augusto, a member of the NMCC FBLA chapter, placed eighth in coding and programming.

New Madrid County Centralís Drew Howell, Sawyer McElveen and Justin Morris competed as a team in the Sports and Entertainment Management Event and earned second place. They will compete at the FBLA National Conference in June. NMCC FBLA member Felipe Augusto placed eighth in coding and programming.

Missouri Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit student business organization with over 11,000 members making it the second largest FBLA membership in the entire nation. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

The association is headquartered in Jefferson City, Mo.

For more information visit www.missourifbla.org.

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