Ossmann a ‘role model’ for other students

May 9, 2019

By David Nordby The Brillion News

REEDSVILLE – Reedsville High School teacher Melissa Wiese describes her sophomore student Jordyn Ossmann as a role model.

For good reason, too. Ossmann quickly became involved with cross country, basketball and track. She works at D & G Restaurant in Greenleaf. And this year, she competed in the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference – her first year with the club.

“You want students from all different backgrounds,” Wiese said. “The same time it’s really nice to have someone like Jordyn who is a three-sport athlete, has a job …

“Someone like Jordyn who is a good role model, is a hard worker, a great student, is someone that any club advisor would want to have,” Wiese said.

Ossmann took business and computer classes during her freshman year with Ryan McCulley and Wiese, which helped spark her interest in business.

Ossmann finished second at the regional competition in the Introduction to Business Procedures category and sixth at the state competition in Green Bay.

“I didn’t really know what I was stepping into but after the first time I took the test, I was like, ‘Oh, this is something I think I could be kind of good at,’” Ossmann said.

Walking into the state competition was a bit more intimidating initially.

“It was pretty nerve-wracking. I walked into the room and there was like 300 kids sitting there about to take the test and I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know anyone else in here,’” Ossmann said.

The test felt more normal for her after one small bump in the road when she walked to the wrong table.

“Once I got the test and opened it I was like, ‘Oh, wait this is pretty much the same as the first one, just not on a computer,” Ossmann said.

Please see the complete story in the May 9, 2019 edition of The Brillion News. 

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