NEWTON — Students from around the Northwest region traveled to Fred T. Foard High School in Newton to showcase their talents as future business leaders recently.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its Northwest Regional Competition in December. Participants from across the northwestern part of North Carolina were in attendance for this conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 20 business and business-related competitive events.
Abigail Key will be representing the Northwest Region at the state level where she will campaign for the Northwest Region vice presidency. FBLA State Officers are elected by voting delegates at the annual State Leadership Conference. There are eight regional vice presidents elected in the state.
Chloe Hunter competed in Future Business Leader and brought home second place. FBL consists of a letter of application and resume, an objective test, and an interview.
Nathan Sheets placed third in Word Processing. This event is designed to provide recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of production of all types of business forms along with basic keyboarding terminology and concepts.
Students will continue in their respective events to FBLA State Leadership competition in Greensboro in March, with potential to continue to National Leadership competition in Baltimore, Maryland.
“I am very proud of my students and the goals they have achieved. I hope they will continue to strive to be leaders in our community,” said Sereena Church, FBLA advisor/business teacher.