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C-K FBLA attends state leadership conference

Courtesy photo Future Business Leaders of America students from Claysburg-Kimmel High School who attended the state leadership conference in Hershey are (from left): first row — Emma Gill, Erica Norotsky, Kennedy Lewis, Taylor Mowry, Taylor Conrad, Sarah Hypes and Mackenzie Ebersole; second row — Jessen Poullos, Kayley Haney, McKenna Patterson, Bailey Garver, Alyson Jenkins, Rebekah Claar, Cassie Berkhimer and Emily Clemens; third row — Kyler Miller, Abigail Gonsman, Grace Burket, Sarah Helsel, Layla Diehl, Emma Shirk and Allison Becker; fourth row — Zachary Campagna, Cameron Claycomb, Zeke Barr, Ethan Diehl, Hawke Claycomb and Jayme Acker.

Claysburg-Kimmel High School’s Future Business Leaders of America had 29 members attend the 2022 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) from April 10 to 13 in Hershey.

CK FBLA had 20 members that finished in the top 10. Claysburg-Kimmel also had three middle level members place in the top three.

On April 10, the students visited HersheyPark and The Giant Center watching the Hershey Bears hockey team.

Claysburg-Kimmel senior Bailey Garver completed her term as the PA FBLA first vice president. CK sophomore Cameron Claycomb participated in the Campaign Rally as a candidate for Pennsylvania FBLA reporter.

Each candidate announced their campaign with a two-minute speech outlining their experiences and their goals as a potential state officer.

The conference continued on April 12 with more competitive events, including more final rounds of competition, workshops and ended with the Awards of Excellence Program. At the state conference, the top 10 competitors in each event were awarded a plaque.

The top four in objective tests and performance events advance to the FBLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago.

CK FBLA has 23 members that qualified to represent the school district and the state of Pennsylvania from June 27 to July 3.

CK FBLA thanked the Claysburg-Kimmel Education Foundation and Claysburg-Kimmel School District for supporting Cameron Claycomb’s successful campaign and Claysburg Pizza Fundraising for its sponsorship of awards at the State Leadership Conference.

C-K’s State Leadership Conference results are as follows:

First place

Business Ethics — Jessen Poullos (National Qualifier)

Business Financial Plan — Cassie Berkhimer, Alyson Jenkins, McKenna Patterson (national qualifiers)

Community Service Project — Zeke Barr, Rebekah Claar, Bailey Garver (national qualifiers)

Elevator Speech, FBLA Middle Level – McKenna Black (national qualifier)

Local Chapter Annual Business Report – Taylor Conrad, Ethan Diehl, McKenna Patterson (national qualifiers)

Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA – Bailey Garver (national qualifier)

Big 33 Community Service Hours Chapter – Claysburg-Kimmel

Big 33 Community Service Hours Individual – Dylan Larson

Second place

Big 33 Community Service Hours Individual – Zeke Barr

Exploring Business Issues, FBLA Middle Level – Launa Musselman (national qualifier)

Pennsylvania FBLA Outstanding Chapter – Claysburg-Kimmel

Top Donating Schools Per Capita for Feeding Pennsylvania – Claysburg-Kimmel

Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA – Rebekah Claar

Third place

Career Exploration, FBLA Middle Level – Alicia Musselman (national qualifier)

Data Analysis – Zeke Barr, Ethan Diehl (national qualifiers)

Introduction to Business Presentation – Cameron Claycomb, Sarah Hypes (national qualifiers)

Largest Fundraising School for Feeding Pennsylvania – Claysburg-Kimmel

Word Processing – Allison Becker (national qualifier)

Fourth place

Big 33 Community Service Hours Individual – Bailey Garver

FBLA Business Achievement Awards – Claysburg-Kimmel

Public Service Announcement – Emma Gill, Sarah Helsel (national qualifiers)

Public Speaking – Taylor Mowry (national qualifier)

Sales Presentation – Rebekah Claar, Taylor Conrad, Bailey Garver (national qualifiers)

Word Processing – Sierra Walters (national qualifier)

Fifth place

Publication Design – Abby Gonsman, Erica Norotsky (national qualifiers)

Sixth place

Business Plan – Hawke Claycomb

Who’s Who in Pennsylvania FBLA – Zeke Barr

Seventh place

Big 33 Community Service Hours Individual – Rebekah Claar

Eighth place

Introduction to Social Media Strategies – Layla Diehl.

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