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WSC FBLA Collegiate Chapter Excels at State Competition

Posted: Apr 06 2023
WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston State College’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently participated at the State Leadership Conference, held in Mandan, ND on March 26-27, 2023. Each of the nine student participants from the chapter achieved excellent outcomes.

The North Dakota State Leadership Conference is an annual competition, composed of FBLA chapters from North Dakota colleges, that compete in several business-related events. The WSC chapter participated in objective assessments, team competitions, and individual presentations.

“One of the highlights during the State Leadership Conference was getting to be with fellow club members and enjoying time together. My favorite part was going to the workshops provided and gaining knowledge,” remarked WSC FBLA Collegiate student Chayla Jewel Russell.

Members from the WSC team won multiple awards, including first-place results in categories of Emerging Business Problems, Small Company Management Plan, and Website Design. They also placed second and third in several other competitions. The chapter was also awarded the Chapter Award for the Largest Percentage of Increase in Local Chapter Membership after incurring a 400% increase and both advisers received the Outstanding Local Chapter Adviser Award.

President of the WSC FBLA Collegiate Chapter Alex Sims stated, “All of our students placed in the State Leadership Conference, making them eligible to compete at the national competition. In a few short months, we look forward to travelling to the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia.”

“We are really pleased with the performance of the WSC FBLA Chapter at the State Leadership Competition. Through FBLA Collegiate, students have been able to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world circumstances and demonstrate learning to develop career-relevant skill sets,” said FBLA Collegiate Chapter Advisor, Leah Windnagle.

In June of 2023, the National Leadership Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Following its outstanding performance, WSC’s FBLA Collegiate Chapter is well-prepared for the national competition.
The entire list of awards by the WSC Collegiate Chapter from the State Leadership Competition is as follows:
Team events:
Emerging business issues- Alex Sims & Malte Kuhn- First 
Small business management plan- Alex Sims & Malte Kuhn- First
Social Media Marketing- Vicktoria Holdaway & Brynn Oppegaard- Third
Individual Presentations:
Client Service- Vicktoria Holdaway- First
Hospitality Management case study- Chayla Jewel Russell- Second
Job Interview- Matt McCaw- Second
Public Speaking- Chayla Jewel Russell- Second
Future Business Executive- Brennon Sabinash- Second
Website Design- Luke Curren – First
Individual Objective Tests:
Foundations of Accounting- Allyson Webster- First 
Foundations of Accounting- Matt McCaw- Second
Foundations of Finance- Brennon Sabinash- Second 
Information Management- Luke Curren- Third
Macroeconomics- Allyson Webster- First
Marketing Concepts- Luke Curren- Third
Microeconomics- Allyson Webster- First 
Organizational Behavior and Leadership- Brynn Oppegaard- Second 
Organizational Behavior and Leadership- Brennon Sabinash- Third
Project Management- Brynn Oppegaard- First 
Project Management- Malte Kuhn- Second 
Retail Management- Vicktoria Holdaway- Third
Sports Management- Matt McCaw- Third
Chapter Awards: Largest Percentage Increase in Chapter Involvement
For more information about WSC’s Collegiate Chapter, please contact FBLA Collegiate Advisers
Leah Windnagle at, 701.774.4220, or Maren Furuseth at, 701.774.4298.  
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