Butler Community College’s FBLA-Presented by Butler Community College

On February 24, Butler Community College students attended the 73rd Annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference at Pittsburg State University.

Competing against four-year and two-year colleges in various business-related events, Butler had seven students place in their events and qualify to compete at the National Collegiate FBLA conference in Orlando, FL, in June.

Janice Akao, Butler accounting professor and FBLA advisor, takes great pride in her students’ accomplishments. “Their achievements reflect the high standard of education and mentorship provided by our institution. It is truly a testament to the hard work and commitment of both students and faculty,” Akao said.

Below is the list of students who qualified for nationals and their finishes, listed by hometowns.


Eskridge, KS 

Matt Shults – 3rd in Business Ethics 


Thara Lee Kenmarla Casimir – 2nd in Finance Case Study / 3rd in Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition 

Lebo, KS 

Victoria Wurm – 1st in Accounting Case Study / 1st in Foundations of Economics / 2nd in Foundations of Marketing / 3rd in Future Business Executive 

Parkville, MO 

Lyndsey Conley – 1st in Foundations of Management / 1st in State of Chapter Presentation / 2nd in Marketing, Sales & Communications Case Study / 3rd in Foundations of Selling 

Valley Center

Kaleb Waller – 1st in Foundations of Accounting / 2nd in Foundations of Economics  


Branson Dixon – 2nd in Foundations of Selling / 4th in Foundations of Economics 

Kaelib Harp – 1st in Future Business Educator / 1st in Management Case Competition / 2nd in Business Ethics / 2nd in Foundations of Hospitality Management / 2nd in Retail Management