RBHS FBLA Attends Illinois Southern Area Leadership Conference


The Illinois Future Business Leaders of America Southern Area Conference was held at

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on Thursday, January 09, 2020, with 695 advisers,

members, and guests registered from 20 area schools: Anna-Jonesboro, Carbondale

Community, Carterville, DuQuoin, Gallatin County, Goreville, Hamilton County, Harrisburg,

Herrin, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Murphysboro, Pinckneyville, Pope County, Red Bud, Sparta, Trico,

Waltonville, and Woodlawn FBLA chapters and the Carterville Junior High School Middle Level

Chapter. The theme of the conference was “FBLA: Create. Lead. Inspire.”


Congratulations to the following members of the Red Bud High School FBLA Chapter who won

awards at the conference:


Warren Mudd in Cybersecurity — 1st place

Owen Fahey in Computer Problem Solving — 1st place

Avery Piel in Organizational Leadership — 2nd place

Nolan Cowell in Impromptu Speaking — 2nd place

Colby Koester in Accounting 1 — 3rd place

Ethan Fritsche in Economics — 3rd place

Reece Candler in Political Science — 3rd place


Other Red Bud High School FBLA members who were in attendance and competed at the Southern Area Conference were:


Logan Schoenbeck in Computer Problem Solving

Max Simspon in Personal Finance

Adrienne Vallett in Ag Business

Jordyn Mulherin in Business Ethics

Owen Stallings in Political Science

Will Simspon in Introduction to Financial Math


Advisers Tracey Simpson and Anne Sievers were in attendance, along with Rob Pipher, Diane Schoenbeck, and Abigail Carter as judges. FBLA is a career and technical

student organization that promotes business leadership training as its goal. For more

information on FBLA, go to www.ilfbla.org and www.fbla-pbl.org.