Category Archives: FBLA

FBLA Tours Busch Stadium and St. Louis Zoo


On April 4, under the guidance of moderator Mrs. Heather Land, thirty-three members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) toured Busch Stadium and St. Louis Zoo.  Students gained insight into the numerous and varied opportunities in the business world, including the different corporate roles that are essential to each business’ success.  Students also enjoyed time “outside of business hours” walking in the shoes of a Cardinal player and traveling on an African safari.

Knights Qualify for National FBLA Leadership Conference

Attending the Illinois FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Springfield on March 25 were (front, left to right) Kara Ratermann, Dani Dant, Rachel Zurliene; (back, left to right) Hunter Lee, Maya Beckemeyer, Riley Pruitt, Emma Breiner and Zach Honer.

From their test scores for the Illinois FBLA State Leadership Conference, the following Mater Dei students qualified for the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 29 through July 2: Corynn Henrichs – 1st place in Database Design and Applications, Zach Honer – 3rd place in Insurance and Risk Management, Sarah Kniepmann – 2nd place in Spreadsheet Applications, Sophia Lager – 2nd place in Computer Applications, and Kara Ratermann – 3rd place in Word Processing.

The following students also earned recognition: Tori Arentsen – 8th place in Accounting II, Dani Dant – 7th place in Accounting II, Ben Kassen – 8th place in FBLA Principles and Procedures, Anna Knebel – 6th place in Personal Finance, Ben Logullo – 5th place in Networking Concepts, Alexis Patton – 5th place in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure, and Mitchell Wilke – 9th place in Business Calculations.

We thank FBLA moderator Mrs. Heather Land for her dedication to our students.

Ram Fever

Members of the FBLA attended a college fair and a behind the scenes tour from St. Louis Rams executives to learn about careers related to sports teams. Former MD grad and Rams employee Kyle Eversgerd visits with the group.

Members of the FBLA attended a college fair and a behind the scenes tour from St. Louis Rams executives to learn about careers related to sports teams. Former MD grad and Rams employee Kyle Eversgerd visits with the group.

FBLA Service Project

Mater Dei FBLA members Alexis Voyles, Katie Foppe, Brianne Hellmann, Luke Foppe, Kristal Litteken, Shannon Mensing, Lucas Haukap, Abby Haag, Tori Brokering, Natalie Horstmann, and Maddy Mensing are pictured with brother and sister, Joe Ripperda and Catherine Buscher, at the Aviston Countryside Manor. The MD group was there to visit and play bingo with the residents.

Several members of the Mater Dei chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) visited Aviston Countryside Manor for an evening of fellowship, fun, and bingo with residents. At Mater Dei each club, team, and organization is asked to perform a service project during the school year and this was the service project for the FBLA group.

FBLA Fundraiser

Isaac Gebke and Brenden Tonnies purchase donuts before school from FBLA members Maddy Mensing, Danielle Timmermann, Shannon Mensing, and Haley Johnson. The MD FBLA held the donut sale to raise funds for area and state leadership conference registration fees.

FBLA Meeting

Over 70 members of the Mater Dei FBLA attended the first meeting of the school year which was run by FBLA president Clare Chiarolanza (left) and treasurer Haley Johnson (right). The meeting began with the introduction of officers. Other agenda items included the planning of data collection for the Buzz Book, the organizing of a Krispy Kreme donut sale before school, the forming of committees for the candy cane sale and etiquette dinner, and discussing future FBLA events. This meeting also served to provide information about the FBLA to freshmen.