Tuesday, January 29, 2008

B-W High School to Host FBLA Conference

Baldwin-Woodville High School can be a busy place on more than weekdays and week nights.

On Saturday the school, and the B-W Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of American, will host over 400 participants from 22 northwest Wisconsin school districts in the Region 1 FBLA Leadership Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Leadership in Action!"

Also on Saturday, B-W High School will be the site of the Middle Border Conference wrestling tournament.

The FBLA leadership conference will open at 9:00 a.m. with a call to order by Kalena Doffing of B-W who also serves as Region 1 FBLA vice president. Also participating in the opening ceremony will be B-W students Tiffany Loftus and Mallory Precht and B-W High School Principal Eric Russell.

Event competitions will begin at 9:45 with two sessions in more than 40 categories. The competitions will be held in rooms throughout the High School. Local area business people, B-W teachers and parents of B-W FBLA students will all be helping at the competition sessions.

State Representative John Murtha will present the keynote speech to the Conference at 1:00. Following will be election of Region I vice president and presentation of awards.

This is the third FBLA Regional Conference that B-W has hosted. The last one was in 2004.

The participating schools in addition to B-W include: Augusta, Barron, Birchwood, Boyceville, Cadott, Cameron, Chetek, Colfax, Eau Claire Memorial, Fall Creek, Glenwood City, Hayward, Menomonie, New Richmond, Northwestern, Osceola, Rice Lake, River Falls, Somerset, Stanley-Boyd and Superior Senior.