MHS trio takes fourth at FBLA nationals

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MHS juniors Sean Bertalot, Mia Kim and Jakob Zweber took fourth place in the publication design team competition at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference in Baltimore.

MHS had 12 students place in the top three at the FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 9-10 in La Crosse.

In all, 22 members of the MHS FBLA competed at state. The 12 students who finished in the top three qualified for the National Leadership Conference, which will be held June 28 to July 1 in Baltimore. Participants from around the country will compete at this conference to sharpen their business skills, expand their networks, and vie for the opportunity to win awards and scholarships.

MHS national qualifiers were:

  • Ben Scher and Casey Hellenbrand, who took first place in marketing.
  • Rachel Kushner, Chloe Meyer, and Erin Fischer, who took second place in public service announcement.
  • Alex North, who took second place in computer problem solving.
  • Balaji Veeramani, Haiwen Dai, and Nicholas Spevacek, who took second place in computer game and simulation programming.
  • Sean Bertalot, Mia Kim, and Jakob Zweber, who took third place in publication design.

FBLA was formed in 1937 and is the world's largest and oldest student business organization with more than 250,000 high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals.

The adviser is Bill Boehm. To learn more, please visit the Wisconsin FBLA website.