District students compete in FBLA State competition

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On April 13 and 14, students from the Green Bay Area Public School District attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State competition hosted in La Crosse, WI. FBLA is a national student organization that helps a quarter-million students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. Students from Green Bay East, West, Southwest and Preble attended the competition, and had tremendous performances throughout. The results are as follows:

East High School: Eight East students attended the State competition, and a school-record seven students qualified for the National competition in Chicago this summer.

State Champions:

  • Carissa Langenhuizen and Megan Morris – 1st place in Web Site Design
  • Nathaniel Larkin and Tayler Wypishinski-Prechter – 1st place in Mobile Application Development

Top 5 State finishers:

  • Carrigan Kneiss – 4th place in Spreadsheet Applications
  • Calvin Kanzenbach – 4th place in Public Speaking II

Testing event National qualifiers:

  • Jacob Thomas – 3rd place in Computer Applications
  • Kaitlyn Holzer – 4th place in Business Communications
  • Nathan Kohls – 4th place in Cyber security


Preble High School: Preble had 20 FBLA students qualify for the State competition, all of which turned in great performances.

Top 5 State finishers:

  • Elizabeth Keiler – 2nd in Client Services and qualified for the National Leadership Conference
  • Haley Siegworth and Paige Wimberly – 4th in Desktop Publishing

Top 10 State finishers:

  • Riley Vandenplas and Ethan Vandenplas – 7th in Public Service Announcement
  • Morgan Jindra, Madeline Neumeier, Heidi Overeem, Brooklyn Robertson, and Brooke Wimberly – 9th in Parliamentary Procedure


Southwest High School: Southwest had six students qualify for the FBLA State competition and had a great turnout from their FBLA students.

Top 5 State finishers:

  • Ally Gerczak, Jacob Gussert, Madysen LeRoy – 2nd in Banking and Financial Systems
  • Cassie Pribyl – 4th in Accounting I
  • Devin Vincent – 5th in Cyber Security

Top 10 State finishers:

  • Andrew Stieber – 7th in Impromptu Speaking
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