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FC FBLA American Enterprise Project Earns National Honors

Three Fillmore Central FBLA members were announced as national award recipients on June 14 when recognitions from the recent National Leadership Experience were published. The American Enterprise Project conducted and written by Isaac Janing, Kali Nedrow and Claire Kimbrough received second in the nation for their entry. The project was conducted throughout October to February of the past school year and involved many activities to provide an awareness of wise cybersecurity practices in one’s personal and business online use.
The project’s strength was the collaboration with local business leaders from the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, and the FC FBLA is very appreciative of the support received from the local business community in carrying out the project. Fortunately, the group had submitted their entry early in February before COVID-19 altered the school year.
Over 8,000 competitors participated in the FBLA National Leadership Experience. Among those were seven qualifiers and Adviser Cindy Talley. Besides the American Enterprise group, Abbey Parten and Wyatt Nun competed in Chapter Annual Report and Abbey Parten, Emily Bonilla and Grace Probasco qualified in Emerging Business Issues. Both groups submitted previously prepared reports or presentations from work done in February that placed in the top three in the virtual Nebraska State Leadership Conference. A one-time experience of taking a national test without state qualification was also offered this year, so Isaac Janing took the Intro to FBLA test along with Claire Kimbrough who competed in Accounting I.