Members of the Waynesville Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter attended the 2013 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held April 21-23 in Columbia, Mo.

Delegates representing Waynesville at the state competitive leadership conference were: the Business Ethics team of Trenton Vonnahme, Heather Stephens-Cantu and Zack Tudor (8th Place), and the Digital Video Production team of Shania Taylor and Kaylynne Acevedo (10th Place). James Congdon, Josh Gonzalez and Tremayne Watterson also participated at the state level.  Ginny Box and Tammy Taylor are the local chapter advisers and accompanied the students to the conference.

 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a national organization that serves more than 225,000 high school, college and professional members. Missouri FBLA is a state association of FBLA-PBL with 15,442 members in 403 chapters across the state, the second largest chapter in the nation. The FBLA-PBL mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. More than 3,000 members and advisers representing 403 chapters throughout the state met to elect state officers, transact business of the state chapter, participate in leadership and career workshops, and compete in the state leadership awards program.