Suring students attend national FBLA conference

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Two Suring FBLA members attended the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference from June 29-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jadyn Stuart represented Wisconsin as a member of the 2016-2017 state officer team, and Rylee Holub competed in the Computer Game & Simulation Programming event.

The conference offered members the opportunity to hear national speakers, attend a variety of workshops, compete in business-related events and network with members from across the country.

Stuart’s duties included helping to lead the state meeting, attending the Institute for Leaders and representing Wisconsin in a variety of ways throughout the conference.

Holub’s event included 90 teams from across the country. Before the conference began, Holub submitted a game he created. At the conference, he told a panel of judges how he created his game. He was not selected as a finalist.

Holub used online resources to learn how to create his own game. The goal of the game is to move through various stages while maintaining a balance between fire and ice.

The 2016 graduate of Suring High School plans to attend DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Both students toured several attractions in Atlanta, including CNN national headquarters, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke-a-Cola and the Natural History Museum.

The following businesses and organizations provided financial support for the trip: Suring School District, Suring FFA Alumni, Dimension Lumber, Suring Auto & Hardware, Great Lakes Manufacturing, Suring Lioness Club and Suring Lions Club.