More than 9,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students – including three from St. Louis Catholic – traveled to San Antonio, Texas, for the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference. Participants from the U.S. and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their network and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

St. Louis Catholic delegates who attended the conference were senior Juliana Broussard, junior Xander Kihlken and sophomore Peter Obluda. Broussard competed in the Help Desk category, and Obluda competed in Computer Problem Solving. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited information exhibit hall, voted for the Southern Region Vice President and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

Also before the conference, Broussard, Kihlken and Obluda attended Institute for Leaders, a two-day seminar focused on leadership experience for local chapter officers and members. The training conference prepares student leaders and members to assume their elected responsibilities and develop valuable life skills.

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit