More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda [FBLA-PBL], the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville June 29–July 2.
Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Jacob Sabella from Elsberry High School competed in Desktop Programming.
Sabella wrote a program that would allow students to enroll in a national conference and sign up for different workshops.
He then had to present his program to a panel of judges.
“Although Jacob did not finish in the top ten, I was very proud of his accomplishment,” said Judy Gomel, Sabella’s FBLA Advisor.
In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. 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, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC.
For more information visit www.fbla-pbl.org.