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Students Earn 19 Awards in FBLA State Competition

FBLA students posing with their awards.On March 4th, 2023, Central students competed and placed at the 72nd Annual Kansas Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. Leaving early in the morning and returning late that same day, the student leaders were able to compete and perform admirably. Butler Community College, Emporia State University, Labette Community College, Pittsburg State University, and the University of Saint Mary were also in attendance to take part in the competitions.

Photo of Future Business Leader students sitting at tables.Students who attended had the opportunity to not only compete but to also take advantage of workshops, networking opportunities, stand for professional headshots, and engage with industry professionals. Central students competed in a variety of events ranging from Social Media Marketing to Community Service Project, Impromptu Speaking to Cyber Security. As the process continues, a group of these leaders that will be invited to compete at nationals


Chapter adviser, Dr. Enrique N. Barreiro said,

It was a great pleasure to share with our student leaders in this setting. This was the first experience for many in which we saw great qualities. This was also one of the youngest teams we have taken to the conference. The feeling of professionalism, pride, and enjoyment was very visible in their actions. I am very happy with their behavior and the spirit of competition. We are looking forward to building this group and adding more members in the near future.”

During the awards session Central was awarded 19 awards. The awards were as follows:

Business Decision-Making Second Andrea Musco
Business Decision-Making Third Brandon Martinez
Cyber Security Second Edoardo Salmaso
Community Service Project Third Edoardo Salmaso
Management Analysis & Decision-Making First Ismael Valverde Kardouchi (our 1st graduate student to compete in the history of FBLA for CCCK and the first to place in 1st place).
Business Decision-Making Second Marco Cherchi
Human Resource Management Third Marco Cherchi
Business Decision-Making Second Mattia Cola
Client Service First Riccardo Di Vincenzo
Network Design First Amaya Chaffee
Impromptu Speaking Second Benjamin Caron
Social Media Marketing Third Edoardo Salmaso
Sales Presentation Third Eduardo Labrada
Information Management Third Marco Cherchi
Website Design First Noah Banderas
Sales Presentation Third Noah Banderas
Sales Presentation Third Parker Cremeans
Public Speaking First Riccardo Di Vincenzo
Social Media Marketing Third Riccardo Di Vincenzo

Two Future Business Leader students pose with their awards. FBLA chapter advisers hold FBLA branded cookies.FBLA students pose with their awards.


About Central Christian College of Kansas

Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central FBLA go to our Business Page.

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