Sims & Neil place at National Leadership Conference
Posted: Jul 21 2022
Chicago, IL– Two Williston State College Phi Beta Lambda students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference that was held in Chicago from June 24-27, 2022.
Alex Sims and Jenny Neil placed in the top ten spots in two events as they competed against undergraduate and graduate students from around the country. Additionally, these students got to network with people from around the nation and attend workshops to improve their skills as future business leaders.
Sims placed 8th in Insurance Concepts, and Neil placed 10th in Business Communication. Neil and Sims both placed 1st as a team in Business Ethics.
Both students had to qualify at the state competition held in April to earn the right to compete at Nationals.
“The chance to travel to Chicago and compete at Nationals was a unique experience that I will not be forgetting anytime soon. I am still unable to express the emotions that go with placing in two events, one of which being 1st place! I am so proud of how Alex and I did, and I am so thankful to have experienced these accomplishments in such a vibrant city, while meeting other members from all over that share interests with me. We could not have done this though without the support of the community, as well as the help of our advisors, Maren Furuseth and Leah Windnagle.” Neil commented.
“Going to Chicago for the National Leadership Conference was a life-changing experience. On top of my partner and I placing first in our business ethics category, we also had the chance to see many amazing landmarks around Chicago. I am beyond thankful for the opportunities and experiences this trip provided me. I look forward to staying with this organization and growing as a person and business leader.” Sims stated.
Sims and Neil would like to thank all the local businesses, community members, staff, faculty, and students that helped make this trip possible.
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