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FBLA students attend National Leadership Conference

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:56 a.m. CDT

Ten members of Creston Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) spent June 29 through July competing in eight different events at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

“Creston FBLA members worked hard practicing presentations, perfecting projects and studying for their tests, and I was tremendously proud of their efforts,” said Shannon Smith, adviser. “Even though it was summer, they were coming in to work on their events.”

Creston students were among more than 10,000 students from across the nation competing to place top 10 in the nation in their events.

Ben Mullin received 10th place in word processing. For this event students not only take a written test, but must show their knowledge of Word by creating several documents in an hours time. This is the third year a Creston FBLA member has placed at nationals.

During the rest of the trip, students participated in community service, which involved clean-up of a creek with an endangered species of crawfish, saw some local hot spots including a waterpark and Segway tour of downtown Nashville, along with attending workshops about college prep, leadership and career readiness.

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