Amanda Braun and Madeline Wilson, members of Calvary Lutheran’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter, recently traveled to Baltimore, Maryland for the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC).  The NLC is the pinnacle of the year, with over 15,000 attendees and 140 competitive events.  Attending students had to qualify after competing at the State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Missouri in April.

This year’s NLC brought of the Star Spangled members to the birthplace Banner – Baltimore, Maryland – for several days of interactive leadership workshops from the American Management Association, MBA Research, and KPMG.  Students also toured the sites around Baltimore and Washington, DC, networked with members from other states and the world, and competed for national recognition and scholarship.

Student competitive events have topics ranging from Accounting to Marketing, Website Development to Personal Finance.  All competitive events are aligned to the standards taught in Missouri classrooms, allowing for an intra-curricular experience to showcase skills taught.  Missouri FBLA brought home 42 Top 10 finishes. Braun and Wilson were among those top finishes, bringing home 8th place in the Publication Design competition.