Pictured are C-FC FBLA members at the National Leadership Conference (front row) Karen Scharlau, Paige Allemann, Tiffani Skroch, Natalie Jasnoch, Katie Wachowiak, Emily Bork, (back row) Pam Logue, Brooke Allemann, Haili Brone, Jordyn Halverson, Damian Jilk, and Zoey Slaby.

C-FC FBLA recognized with top honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore


Paige Allemann was recognized for her Business Achievement Award-America Level.

Natalie Jasnoch was recognized for her Business Achievement Award-America Level and Community Service Award-Achievement Level.

Katie Wachowiak was recognized for her Business Achievement Award-America Level and Community Service Award-Achievement Level.

Paige Allemann and Karen Scharlau on stage receiving their first-place award in public service announcement.

More than 9,200 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Maryland to elevate their futures as they competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference that was held from June 28 to July 1 in Baltimore. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

After competing together for six years, Paige Allemann and Karen Scharlau from Cochrane-Fountain City (C-FC) High School won first place in public service announcement. They created a 30-second video that addressed the seriousness of cyberbullying. Pam Logue, the adviser for C-FC FBLA, said, “This is an incredible honor for Paige and Karen. It has been a joy to watch them grow as leaders over the past several years”

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers.
C-FC FBLA was also recognized for earning the status of a Gold Seal Chapter as well as the Outstanding Chapter Award. Natalie Jasnoch, Katie Wachowiak, and Paige Allemann were honored for completing the Business Achievement Award-America Level. This award is a prestigious award that only the top members in FBLA complete. Natalie Jasnoch and Katie Wachowiak were also honored for completing more than 500 hours of community service by earning the Community Service Award-Achievement Level. Brooke Allemann represented the Wisconsin FBLA members as the Wisconsin FBLA Region IV vice president. C-FC FBLA members had a very successful conference.

The following students represented C-FC FBLA:
• Paige Allemann and Karen Scharlau: public service announcement
• Tiffani Skroch: Journalism
• Brooke Allemann, Jordyn Halverson, and Damian Jilk: introduction to business presentation
• Natalie Jasnoch and Emily Bork: local chapter report
• Haili Brone: introduction to computer science and coding
• Zoey Slaby: career exploration

In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics. During their free time, members traveled to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to visit national monuments and historical sites.


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