Future business leaders compete

TORRINGTON – A group of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students from Torrington and Lingle-Fort Laramie competed recently at the Wyoming State Leadership Conference held at the University of Wyoming College of Business in Laramie. 

According to Torrington High School FBLA advisor, Kristi McGuire, members attended the opening session which included state officer candidate speeches, a keynote address by Brandon Lee White and recognition of chapter awards. The next day was full of competition and workshops, with day three rounding out the last of the competitions and afterward, an award ceremony. 


Business Ethics – Natalie Speckner (LFL) – 3rd

Client Services – Mackenzie Cole (THS) – 3rd 

Help Desk – Mackenzie Cole (THS) – 1st

Human Resource Management – Mackenzie Cole (THS) – 4th 

Intro to Business Communications – Brenly Shipp (LFL) – 3rd

Intro to Business Procedures – Brenly Shipp (LFL) – 3rd

Intro to Financial Math - Steven Schneider (THS) – 4th 

Intro to Public Speaking – Madison Gibson (LFL) – 2nd

Job Interview – Madison Gibson (LFL) – 4th

Local Chapter Annual Business Report – Jaydynn Pickens and Schneider (THS) – 3rd

Publication Design – Grace Gibson (LFL) – 4th

Finals Round Competitors Top 10

Banking and Financial Systems – Chloe Copenbarger and Schneider (THS)

Business Management – Natalie Speckner (LFL)

Client Services – Jersey Houk (LFL)

Community Service – Jersey Houk, Keagen Sterkel, and Brianna Lowther (LFL)

Intro to Event Planning – Copenbarger and Schneider (THS)

Public Service Announcement – Hayley Krotz, Nayeli Loya, and Pickens (THS) and Grace Gibson (LFL)

Sales Presentation – Hailey Smith (LFL)

Social Media Strategies – Krotz and Pickens (THS)

“The teams and advisers would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to Mr. Craig Gueswel who not only drove the teams to and from Laramie safely, but also volunteered to be a judge at the event due to a shortage in judge availability,” McGuire said. “Additionally, they would like thank Denise Jackson and Lisa Bartlett who went above and beyond in assisting our chapters. If you would like to know more about FBLA and the benefits to students in Goshen County, please contact Mrs. [Kara] Hill or Mrs. McGuire.”


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