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Butler FBLA Chapter Wins Big at National Conference

Butler students at the FBLA national conference
(Left to Right) Butler FBLA students Wanyi (Chloe) He, Emmarie Nickel, Lyndsey Conley, Mason Kane, Thara Lee Kenmarla Casimir, Kaelib Harp, Victoria Wurm, Alexi Macleod and Matthew Shults
Published: Monday, July 17th, 2023

Impressive results include Butler's first national champion in over 16 years.

The Butler Community College chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) received top finishes in multiple competitive categories at the FBLA Collegiate National Leadership Conference held last month in Atlanta, Georgia.

All nine qualified students placed in their respective competitions, with Thara Lee Kenmarla Casimir of Haiti earning first place in the Digital Media category. Casimir is Butler’s first National Champion in over a decade and a half.

“When you consider [our] students are competing against students who qualified for Nationals by winning their state events, it really is impressive,” said Butler professor and FBLA advisor Jared McGinley. “Even more so when you consider our students are competing against students
from four-year universities, who are finishing their degrees in the fields they compete in.”

Butler also received second place in the Outstanding Chapter competition, and chapter president Kaelib Harp of Wichita was elected as the 2023-24 National Vice President for Financial Development.

Below are the competition results:

El Dorado
Wanyi “Chloe” He - 3rd in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making / 7th in Social Media Marketing

Eskridge, KS
Matt Shultz - 9th in Business Ethics

Eudora, KS
Mason Kane - 9th in Community Service project

Haiti
Thara Lee Kenmarla Casimir - 1st in Digital Media

Lebo, KS
Victoria Wurm - 5th in Foundations of Accounting / 7th in Future Business Executive

Parkville, MO
Lyndsey Conley - 3rd in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

White City, KS
Alexia Macleod - 9th in Community Service project

Wichita
Kaelib Harp - 3rd in Hospitality Management Case Study / 5th in Business Communication
Emmarie Nickel - 3rd in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making