Eleven Elsberry High School FBLA members attended the “Duel on the Hill” and” Dynamic Leadership Academy” at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. on Thursday, October 17.
“Duel on the Hill” is a team based case competition that encourages students to develop solid leadership skills, create innovative solutions to problems facing their local communities, and gain experience working as a team member. Our students received a case study three weeks ago that caused them to use their critical thinking and problem solving abilities to synthesize the problem and create a viable business solution. The EHS team of four (Nick Daly, Maggie Spratt, Josie Shanahan and Clair O’Brien) presented their proposal to a panel of judges including professors of the college, prominent community members, and local business owners. Although they did not place, the judges were impressed with their presentation skills and believe that they have the ability to dominate future events.
The “Dynamic Leadership Academy” focused on teamwork skills which are essential in all aspects of life from the basketball court to corporate board rooms and everywhere in between. Seven students (Mason Cameron, Ethan Miller, Jacob Sabella, Kimmie Croxville, Anthony Muzzey, Sheyana Curtis, and Brianna Dickens) spent a part of the day developing their teamwork capabilities through fun, interactive leadership activities that caused them to think outside the box while working in small groups to solve complex challenges. These challenges included collaboration, analytical, communication and cooperation activities. Cameron and Curtis won a prize for the top team in the analytical activity.
Sponsor for FBLA at Elsberry is Judy Gomel.