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FBLA recognized at National Leadership Conference
Members visited the Alamo.
Cutline: BMHS FBLA members visited the Alamo. Shown from left are (front row) Adviser Korrie Purcell, Zeke Meinschein, Chloe Glisson, Taryn Hamilton, Andy Paul, Wyatt LaPradd, Skyler Evans, (back row) Kyler Dennis, Bobby Purcell, Mason Purcell, Preston Reno, Parker Feezor, Ben Thomas, and Jake Miller.
By Chloe Glisson

BMHS FBLA President

BMHS FBLA was recognized at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in early July in San Antonio. The chapter was recognized for Largest Local Chapter-Professional Division in the Southern Region, which is comprised of 12 states. Member Mason Purcell received an Achievement Award for completing over 500 hours of community service while in high school.

“BMHS FBLA would like to say thank you to the many people that joined as Professional Division members. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce for their support,” said adviser Korrie Purcell.

Thirteen members competed in 11 events at the NLC, ranging from Banking and Financial Services to 3D Animation, to Digital Photography. Some members also took advantage of workshops offered during the event, such as cyber security.

While in San Antonio, members also visited the Alamo and the River Walk, as well as other area attractions. Members enjoyed experiencing the city while creating lasting memories.

“As a senior, it was really cool to have that one last FBLA experience with all of my friends before we head off to college,” said Wyatt LaPradd, 2018-19 BMHS FBLA president.

Purcell said BMHS FBLA also would like to thank the individuals and businesses who made donations for this trip, including the following businesses: GEO Consultants, BTC, Ballard County Co-op, Summit Environmental, Swift & Staley, First Community Bank of the Heartland, Perry Farm Supply, The Giving Tree, C-Plant, and Monica Glisson-Shelter Insurance.