After losing a campaign for a state Future Business Leader of America office last year, Centre junior Kate Basore won her bid this year for state public relations officer.
She was elected Friday at the state FBLA leadership conference in Topeka. Running on the theme, “Achieve S’more with Kate Basore!,,” she operated a booth and handed out ribbons convention goers could attach to their nametags.
Dylan Deines, Grace Knepp, Max Svoboda, Meghan David, Hannah Peterson, and Cole Srajer helped her present a skit.
“It was really cool to give out as many ribbons as possible,” Kate said. “When I was waiting for the results, my heart had never pounded that fast in my entire life. It was an exhilarating meeting. I am thankful my supporters pushed me out there one more time.”
She will be the official FBLA photographer and will post updates on social media accounts.
Deines and Peterson received fourth place for their business plan, Cougar Custom Signs.
Basore placed fourth in a new test on organizational leadership.
They all qualified for national competition in Anaheim, California, June 29 to July 2.