Small Town Times May Newsletter - Page 3

Litchfield FBLA Qualifies Duo For Nationals The Litchfield FBLA Chapter competed at the Nebraska State Convention on April 4-6 in Omaha. Nine students in grades 8 -11 participated in the 3 day conference. Over 4000 students attend the conference competing in over 70 events, all competing for a spot at the National Convention. All students compete on the same level with no different classification of small schools from large schools. The Litchfield Chapter received the Sweepstakes Award for the 18 th consecutive year. This is a difficult award to receive as there are 10 requirements to receiving it. Only 25 of 294 chapters received this award this year. Other ribbons and awards received by the chapter were the Golden Round Table award for re-activating the Middle Level Chapter and in- creasing membership by more than 7 members, several community service awards including ones for trash pick-up, com- munity food drive, and the elementary reading buddies program. Students attending this years’ conference were: Brandi Slocum, Katherine Paitz and Kaylee Rohde. These 3 girls competed in the Middle Level Division. High school students that attended were: Faith Heapy, Kaylee Rosentreater, Chloe Ellison, Calvin Finley, Caden Holm, and Rilee Howard. Individual awards earned by students were: Calvin Finley and Caden Holm; 3 rd in Business Financial Plan and national qualifier Katherine Paitz; 4 th in Middle Level Career Exploration Calvin Finley; Future Level, Business Achievement Award Rilee Howard; Future Level, Business Achievement Award, Community Service Award, first level, 50 hours Back row left to right: Calvin Finley, Caden Holm, Rilee Howard, Kaylee Rohde Front row left to right: Chloe Ellison, Faith Heapy, Kaylee Rosentreader, Brandi Slocum, Katherine Paitz