Two RBHS students advance to FBLA national conference

ATTEND STATE CONFERENCE–Five members of Red Bud High School’s FBLA attended the state conference in Springfield recently. Pictured from left: Camden Langrehr, Owen Fahey, Alex Sievers, Caleb Langrehr and Paul Cowsert.

By Alex Sievers

On April 5 and 6, FBLA chapters from all over the state gathered in Springfield for the 2019 Illinois State Conference. 

At this event, there were over 1,400 FBLA members from 88 different chapters throughout the state. Five Red Bud FBLA members attended, networked, went to workshops/speakers, watched competitors present, and competed in events. 

This year the Red Bud members who attended were Caleb and Camden Langrehr, Paul Cowsert, Owen Fahey and Alex Sievers. Caleb Langrehr, Camden Langrehr, Cowsert and Fahey all competed prior to the conference by taking a test over a specific subject area. Fahey competed in political science and placed eighth in the state finals. Cowsert competed in computer problem solving and received fourth place in the state and qualified for national competition. Sievers competed in computer game and simulation programming, which included both creating/coding a computer game and presenting it at the state conference and placed third, also qualifying for national competition. 

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