More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest high school students, include a group from Miami Sunset High School, traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $170,000 in cash awards.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference took June 29–July 2 in Anaheim. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.
Amanda Gomez, Adriana Torres, Natalie Sanchez, and Kayla Lorenzo from Miami Sunset High received national recognition at the FBLA
Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. The students competed in Parliamentary Procedure and brought home sixth place. This team event consists of testing and performance components, requiring students to master the concepts behind running formal meetings according to parliamentary law.
“These girls worked extremely hard for nine months and to finish in the top 10 in the most difficult event against about 100 of the best teams in the country, it is quite an accomplishment,” said Will Cohen, Miami Sunset FBLA advisor.
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.
Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, VA, just outside of Washington, DC.
For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.