Timberland FBLA: Leading the Pack at Districts

Kaylie Lineback, Reporter & Editor

Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA,  is a club that allows students to compete in business-like environments to prepare students for real-world job opportunities. 

Students competed at the District 8 FBLA Competition Conference at Mid Rivers Mall on February 8. 

“Over 20 local high schools participated in the competition… There are almost 60 different categories to compete in at the competition,” FBLA advisor Kellie Trussell said. 

FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs, according to Trussell.

“Some students also have the honor of continuing on and going to the FBLA State Leadership Competition Conference in Springfield, Missouri,” Trussell said. 

The Timberland High School students earned many awards at their most recent competition, including several first place honors. 

  • Junior Lauren Straub – Accounting 2
  • Senior Emily Lyng and senior Katie Manker – Publication Design
  • Senior Caleb Bauer – Help Desk
  • Senior Nolan Tucker and senior Andrew Stapf – Hospitality and Event Management
  • Senior Andrew Lynch, senior Michael Lynch, and senior Drew Chiodini – Sports and Entertainment Management
  • Senior Lainey Busateri – Client Services
  • Senior Drew Chiodini – Banking and Financial Systems
  • Senior Nolan Tucker – Job Interview
  • Senior Lainey Busateri, senior Alyssa Kuzara and senior Ryan Nuesse – Digital Video Production

The Missouri State FBLA Leadership Competition Conference is April 10 to 12.