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Tuesday, February 21, 2011

The Grand River Technical School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in district competition on Tuesday, February 22, at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Twenty-six members finished in the top five places in events. Maura Sturguess, District 19 2010-2011 President, presided over the event. Maura was elected Reporter, and Anna Pitchford was elected as Treasurer for the 2011-2012.

The following students qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference which will be held in Columbia from April 17-19: Caleb Coleman, Business Communications; Stephan Burgos, Business Plan; Maura Sturguess, Database Design; Josh Thieme and Laine Saunders, Digital Design; Kelsey Baker, FBLA Principles and Procedures; Alex Hager, Mr. Future Business Leader and Global Business Team; Bailey Keith, Ms. Future Business Leader and Global Business Team; Carrie Boon, Global Business Team; Clint Brinkley, Impromptu Speaking; and Tianna Snyder, Introduction to Business. If students finish in the top two at state, they will have the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Other students who placed in the top five in a variety of competitive events include Travis Henry, Nick Koenig, Laura Turner, Anna Pitchford, Allane Lewis, Bethany Ireland, Maggie McCoy, Matthew Garcia and Trevor O'Banion.

FBLA provides members the opportunity to hone their skills that will help them now and in the future. FBLA's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

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