The Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recognized the winners of its state competitive events at the 50th anniversary State Leadership Conference in Omaha.
More than 2,200 students and advisers from 122 Nebraska schools attended with students competing in more than 60 chapter, team and individual events. First, second and third place qualifiers in most events will compete at the national conference June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas.
The 2012-13 Nebraska FBLA state officers chosen are Sally Moore of Fillmore Central, president; Brent Comstock of Auburn, vice president; Allyson Wilson of Aurora, secretary; Julie Slama of Auburn, treasurer; Jake Albracht of Arlington, reporter; Trevor Sorensen of Minden, parliamentarian.
Outstanding local chapter adviser: Pat Hinkle of Bellevue West.
Members receiving first-, second- and third-place awards in various categories and their high school follow in descending order from first place.
Accounting I: Lacey Uden of Adams Central, Allison Braun of Heartland, Beth Koca of Fillmore Central.
Accounting II: Cody Brown of Heartland, Ashley Quiring of Heartland, Ryan Kula of Gretna.
American enterprise project: Elmwood-Murdock, Dundy County, Fairbury.
Banking and financial systems: Myan Bhoopalam, Tianye Chen and Michael Liou of Lincoln East; Beth Koca and Sally Moore of Fillmore Central; Logan Meisinger and Taylor Weins of York.
Business calculations: Amy Chin of Lakeview, Mike Echtenkamp of Centura, Connor Bohlken of Syracuse .
Business communication: Liz Fillman of York, Marissa Nutter of Fillmore Central, Kyra Valentine of Bellevue West.
Business ethics: Jake Kuhlman, Taylor Zeorian and Zoe Tuttle of Elmwood-Murdock; Collin Sears, Steve Lesher and Zach Biere of Kearney; Ben McQuiston, Kori Hixson and Nathan Bell of Aurora.
Business financial plan: Christine Ruskamp, Carie Sommerhalder and Kale Wolken of Johnson-Brock; Blake Bartels, Melanie Baxa and Karlee Schwisow of Meridian; Connor Bohlken, Shane Keslar and Brett Weiler of Syracuse.
Business law: Curtis Karel of Johnson-Brock, Jared Knust of Tri County, Lacey Uden of Adams Central.
Business math: Akshay Rajagopal of Lincoln East, Elizabeth Peterson of Lincoln Southwest, Kevin Jia of Lincoln East.
Business plan: Brianna Jackson, Christina Maschman and Blake Miller of Meridian; Parker Ayres, Carson Blum and Christain Schwenka of Minden; Allison Dobson of Cambridge.
Business presentation: Chelsey Miller, Danielle Smith and Olivia Steen of Minden; Abby Cerveny and Allyson Wilson of Aurora; Callie Hensel and Morgan McCaw of Bellevue East.
Business procedures: Cory Young of Cozad, Trevor Bender of Fairbury, Mitch Misfeldt of Blair.
Client service: Spencer Morris of Twin River, Cassidy Regier of Aurora, Laura Komenda of Raymond Central.
Community service project: Bellevue West, Elmwood-Murdock, Milford.
Computer applications: Christina Maschman of Meridian, Akshay Rajagopal of Lincoln East, Madeleine Jesse of Omaha Mercy.
Computer game and simulation programming: Bill Spilker and Jared Knust of Tri County; Jaron Ahmann, Nguyen Ho and Kyle Holz of Lincoln North Star.
Computer problem solving: Johnny Kamprath of Seward, Sebastian Jennings of Elkhorn, Myan Bhoopalam of Lincoln East.
Cyber security: Ryan Kula of Gretna, Curtis Karel of Johnson-Brock, Jameela Pedersen of Cambridge.
Database design and applications: Karlee Schwisow of Meridian, Ashley Hansel of Meridian, Madison Hagemeister of Arlington.
Desktop application programming: Ryan Brink of Bellevue East.
Desktop publishing: Morgan Kumm and Kylie Wiegert of Wausa, Aaron Steckly and Meghan Schildt of Milford, Amber Hagerbaumer and Ben Cromwell of Twin River.
Digital design and promotion: Addie Corbit and Elizabeth Ebmeier of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Brandon Campbell of Lakeview, Mikayla Rutt of Minden.
Digital video production: Brady Darby, Adam Ripp and Aaron Winberg of Pleasanton; Amzie Dunekacke, Hanna Alberts and Ashley Andersen of Johnson-Brock; Kendra Cain, Courtney Smith and Brianna Tonn of Bellevue West.
E-business: Adam Ripp and Colin Janitscheck of Pleasanton; Nick Behrends, Ashley Andersen and Curtis Karel of Johnson-Brock; Lauren Bowman, Erin Dwyer and Elizabeth Pegler of Elmwood-Murdock.
Economics: Cody Brown of Heartland, Michael Liou of Lincoln East, Lorellee Kampschneider of Lincoln East.
Electronic career portfolio: Lacey Uden of Adams Central, Elizabeth Pegler of Elmwood-Murdock, Miakela Karpan of Mitchell.
Emerging business issues: Michaela Lutz and Aubrey Deckham of Dundy County; Sydney Stadler and Alex Raun of Minden; Derek Ohlin, William Obermeier and Danielle Titas of Aurora.
Entrepreneurship: Dean Detten and Kelsey McKay of Gretna; Quinton Derr, Ben Grossnicklaus and Maggie Schneider of Aurora; Cody Brown and Ashley Quiring of Heartland.
FBLA principles and procedures: Cody McCain of Tri County, Megan Klostermeyer of Bellevue West, Abigail Grimminger of Raymond Central.
Future business leader: Michael Liou of Lincoln East, Maggie Schneider of Aurora, Stephenie Teten of Johnson-Brock.
Global business: Bridgette Fleischer, Austin Koch and Akshay Rajagopal of Lincoln East; Erica Brandow, Addie Corbit and Shelby Rath of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge; Madison Bastain, Nick Burianek and Paige Miskie of Arlington.
Health care administration: Ryan Lunz of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Blake Bartels of Meridian, Beth Koca of Fillmore Central.
Help desk: Ryan Kula of Gretna, Tyler Stansberry of Bennington, Seth Cope of Cambidge.
Hospitality management: Megan Aschoff of Norfolk Catholic, Monica Lu of Lincoln East, Sondra Buller of Heartland.
Impromptu speaking: Trevor Sorensen of Minden, Shannon Jones of Mitchell, Elayne Gibson of Lincoln East.
Introduction to business: Colton Siebert of Heartland, Myan Bhoopalam of Lincoln East, Nick Harrington of Gretna.
Introduction to business communication: Austin Horner of Minden, Kate Garrett of Blair, Ben Hintz of Thayer Central.
Introduction to parliamentary procedure: Dylan Steinkruger of Minden, Julia Oestmann of Johnson-Brock, Krista Johnson of Sandy Creek.
Introduction to technology concepts: Jeff Glassburner of Gretna, Levi Schmidt of Blair, Kale Miller of Pleasanton.
Job interview: Kyra Valentine of Bellevue West, David Johansen of Bennington, Andy Nelson of Platteview.
Keyboarding knowledge: Akshay Rajagopal of Lincoln East, Morgan Kumm of Wausa, Nathan Toothaker of Lincoln East.
Local chapter annual business report: Lakeview High School of Columbus, Fillmore Central, Elmwood-Murdock.
Management decision making: Josh Jochim, Emily Scholting and Nick Smith of Platteview; Nick Burianek, Emily Hallstrom and Andrew Lowe of Arlington; Ethan Clark, Jacob Hanson, Sarah Swanigan of Papillion-La Vista South.
Management information systems: Drew Allgood, McKinsie Reeves and Brent Comstock of Auburn; Amanda Winstead, Jason Kneifl and Shayna Johnson of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge; Steven Lesher, Collin Sears and Alex Woodside of Kearney.
Marketing: Josh Jochim, Andy Nelson and Nick Smith of Platteview; Wyatt Nelson and Maggie Wallace of Lincoln Southeast; Kadie Bond, Calvin Stara, Abbie Hamik of Elkhorn.
Network design: Brent Comstock, Jacqueline Frary and Kenda Frenzel of Auburn; Devin Dean and Daniel Jett of Johnson County; Avery Miller and Jake Weskamp of York.
Networking concepts: Ryan Kula of Gretna, Devin Dean of Johnson County, Johnny Kamprath of Kearney.
Parliamentary procedure team: Alexis Carter, Chelsea Dunn, Nicole Thiend and Brianna Turek of Wood River; Danny Wythers, Sally Moore, Beth Koca and Nicholas Eichelberger of Fillmore Central; Amy Chen, Kaelin Hynes, Alicia Avita and Aubrey High of Gibbon.
Parliamentary procedure individual: Trevor Sorensen of Minden, Amy Chen of Gibbon, Brianna Turek of Wood River.
Partnership with business: Arlington, Elmwood-Murdock, Auburn.
Personal finance: Amy Chin of Lakeview, Logan Meisinger of York, Steve Lesher of Kearney.
Proofreading: Jamie Kissinger of Minden, Shawna Paitz of Litchfield, Emily Siebrandt of Seward.
Public speaking I: Alyssa Ehlers of Adams Central, Brenna Backemeyer of Elmwood-Murdock, Julia Oestmann of Johnson-Brock.
Public speaking II: Zoe Tuttle of Elmwood-Murdock, Carol Crabtree of Lakeview, Lorellee Kampschnieder of Lincoln East.
Spelling: Seth Woods of Dundy County, Cassity Youssef of Crete, Kaitlin Schneider of Silver Lake.
Sports management: Tanner Evans of Gretna, Sarah Stirling of Elkhorn South, Blake Bracht of Arlington.
Spreadsheet applications: Karmen Browitt of McCool Junction, Lani Martin of Pleasanton, Brianna Jackson of Meridian.
Technology concepts: Troy Smith of Omaha South, Ryan Kula of Gretna, Seth Berggren of Blair.
Website design: Emily Harsin, Haley Harsin and Anna Rippa of Syracuse; Brent Comstock of Auburn; Jake Kuhlman, Dalton Snyovec and Jordan Steffen of Elmwood-Murdock.
Word processing I: Kylie Cadwallader of Sandhills, Kaitlyn Quiring of Heartland, Josie Parr of Silver Lake.
Word processing II: Ashley Quiring of Heartland, Allison Braun of Heartland, Ben Cromwell of Twin River.
Other Nebraska FBLA state award recognitions follow.
Outstanding chapter reporter: Elizabeth Pegler of Elmwood-Murdock.
Delta Pi Epsilon leadership awards: 12th-grade, Amy Chin of Lakeview; 11th-grade, Elizabeth Wilcox of Twin River; 10th-grade, Madison Tschauner of Adams Central; ninth-grade, Trevor Koger of Arlington; eighth-grade, Savannah Reed of Arlington.
March of Dimes Mission Triangle Excellence Award: Bellevue East, Twin River.
National Business Achievement Awards for leaders: Brent Comstock of Auburn, Morgan Jones of Dundy County, Kaitlyn Watermeier of Syracuse.
Nebraska FBLA National Businessperson of the Year: Megan Pleak of Dana F. Cole and Co., Omaha.
Nebraska FBLA Business of the Year: Cooper Nuclear Station.
— Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America