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The Superior High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team competed at the regional level the weekend of Feb.1-2. The students placed second as a team out of 25 schools and advanced 23 students to state.

“We had an outstanding group of students and couldn’t be more proud of these kids,” said FBLA advisers Tracy Danovsky and Christa Kalin.

FBLA students moving on to state competition include Eric Presuhn placed first in business calculations; Randy Burkhart placed third in computer problem solving; and Molly Bergum placed second in digital design and promotion. Brandon Moe and Sam Urban placed third in e-business; Courtney Goble placed second in economics; and Gabby Heytens and Nicole Sorenson placed third in emerging business issues. Daniel Mike, Paxton Paine and Aaron Wakefield placed second in global business. Deven Forseth placed second in help desk; Leanna Carey and Torri Kallinen placed second in hospitality management; and Maggie Dembroski placed second in introduction to communication. Brock Olson placed third in introduction to information technology; Hailey Kontny placed third in job interview; and Sydney Johnson and Laurne Magnusun placed second in marketing. Savannah Berthiaume, Macey Huwaish and Rawia Maamoun placed second in web site design; and Amy Wiitala placed first in word processing.

The following students didn’t move on to state but placed in the top 10: Hamony Clarke, Grant Anderson, Natalie Noble, Natalie Olson, Courtney Quam, Tygen Lundgren, Bryan Bergstrom, Grant Hanson, Nate Ferrando, Lauren Nummi, Sarah Urban, Kabao Vang, Matt O’Shaughnessy, Gunner Johnson, Maggie Brown, Jared Danovsky, Jacie Olson, Malley O’Brien, Katelyn Wiitala, Chris Paplior, Daniel Burger and Terrell Wong.

Fifteen students from Northwestern High School participated in the FBLA Regional Competition at Baldwin/Woodville High School. Seven of them will be representing Northwestern High School at the state FBLA event April 6-8 in Appleton. The following students earned either first, second or third place in their event and will move on to the state competition. The team of Mason Lombard, Jeb Pflug and Mitch Graskey placed first in hospitality management. Ryan Peterson placed first in client services. The team of Journey Brown and Madison Trautt placed second in business ethics. Carter Shelafoe placed third in cyber security.

“A big thank you goes out to all of the FBLA team as they performed very well this past weekend,” said Northwestern High School business education teacher and FBLA adviser Jeff Bruch. “There were 26 schools represented with over 500 students taking part in the events and 14 out of our 15 students finished in fifth place or better. Well done.”