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FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference in Omaha By: Joseph Ptacnik FBLA kicked off their weekend of fun at State Leadership Conference in Omaha, NE, on April 6th. They had an open session where the state representatives spoke and also guest speaker Hoan Do. He has competed on American Ninja warrior and is a student success coach. Then, many members of the Litchfield Chapter of FBLA had to take tests covering business concepts and skills. On Friday, there was another general session where honorable mentions were given to those who had high scores in their tests or events. Tyren Howard and Joseph Ptacnik were granted an Honorable Mention award for their American Enterprise Day Project, which was comprised of a 15-page report detailing what FBLA accomplished on American Enterprise Day this year. After the general sessions, students were encouraged to go to the dance. The final event of the conference was the Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning, where awards were given for those going on to Nationals (top three) and the top eight placings of each events. Joseph Ptacnik and Tyren Howard received 6th place for their e-business project where they had to create a website. Litchfield Chapter of FBLA also received the Sweepstakes Award for the 22 nd year, Golden Round Table Award for the creation of their Middle-Level Chapter, Go Green Award, Step Up to Tech Award, March of Dimes Award, Feed Nebraska Award, 7Up Award, Foundation Donor recognition, iGive award, and Connect to Business award. At the National level, Litchfield’s Chapter received the Diamond Chapter, Super Sweeps, Nonstop November, Action Awareness, Chapter Challenge, and the Outstanding Chapter Awards. The FBLA group would like to thank everybody who supported them throughout this year to make it another success! CINCO DE MAYO By: Rachel Linden      4