Students attend national leadership conference

Members of the Mott-Regent High School Future Business Leaders of

America (FBLA) chapter attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 29-July 2.  FBLA chapters from the United States, Puerto Rico, China and the U.S. Virgin Islands participated in this conference, where over 12,000 students had the opportunity to test their business skills against other students.

The most exciting aspect of the conference is the competitive events program.  Students have the opportunity to test the business skills they’ve learned in the classroom in a variety of individual, team, and chapter events.  Students can enter events such as accounting, computer applications, public speaking, job interview, website development, or networking concepts.  The culmination of the competitive events program is the awards ceremony where winners are recognized for their accomplishments.  In addition to the competitive events program, students had the opportunity to attend workshops, regional meetings, and elect a new national officer team.

The following MRHS students attended:

Bree Friedt – competed in Introduction to Business Communication

Emma Honeyman – competed in Public Speaking I

Sydnee Anderson – ND FBLA State Parliamentarian

FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers.  This year’s 75th anniversary theme of “A Legacy of Leadership,” reflects the goals of FBLA members, some of the best and brightest of today’s young people.  Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  To learn more, visit FBLA’s website at www.nd-fbla.org or www.fbla-pbl.org.

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