Fleetwood Improves at FBLA Competition

Posted on February 12, 2014 by

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The FBLA team from Fleetwood Area High School competed in a competition on 8 January at Penn State Berks Community College.

The schools that competed were Brandywine, Boyertown, Schuylkill Valley, Conrad Weiser, Wilson, and Fleetwood. Fleetwood placed fifth out of the seven schools that were there.

FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America, was founded in 1940. The purpose of this organization is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

It is a Career and Technical Student Organization. The National President is Cole Simmons. Kayln Hess is the leader for the Fleetwood district. The main offices for FBLA are located in Reston, Virginia. FBLA has 253, 365 members in the United States.

“I thought we did a really good job,” sophomore Katie Lochman said.

Fleetwood competed in the local competition and did pretty well. They took home some second, third , and fourth place trophies. Each student competed individually in an event to try to claim a first place award, which then earns the team more points.

Categories include sports management, law, public speaking, hospitality, and business.

Fleetwood did well and islooking to improve in years to come.

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