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Rugby FBLA officers attend fall leadership conference
October 20, 2017

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On October 1-2, 2017 the Rugby High School Future Business Leaders of America officer team attended the 76th Annual Fall Leadership Conference in Bismarck. FBLA members from across the state participated in the conference resulting in over 500 in attendance.

Conference attendees from the Rugby team were Morgan Hjelden, Amber Schmaltz, Rylee Kuntz, Jenna Wangler, Daniel Kearns, Mariah Pfeifer and Dessa Denich.

Members who attended the conference had the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on elevating ones future, what exactly is required of them as an FBLA member, and how to be creative and work together. Keynote speaker and session presenter, Devin Henderson's, speech entitled "If At First You Don't Succeed, Fail, Fail Again" offered advice that "Failure is one of the surest stepping stones to success." Through the leadership development component his message was "Share Your Magic. His message was simple: the better you make life for others, the better your life will be. In addition, chapters had an opportunity to work together in developing a program of activities for this year that focused on state and national FBLA programs.

FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year's theme "Elevating Your Future," reflects the mission and goals that FBLA members strive to achieve. North Dakota FBLA members are some of the best and brightest of today's young people. FBLA's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

If your business would like to help us or we can help you in any way, please let us know how we can get involved, please contact our advisor, Paola Trottier at Rugby High School.

To learn more, visit the North Dakota FBLA's website at www.nd-fbla.org or the national web site at www.fbla.org.

- Written by Rugby FBLA reporter Dessa Denich and submitted via RHS FBLA Advisor Paola Trottier

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