Prince Edward FBLA wins big in regionals

Published 8:23 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Several Prince Edward County High School students attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Longwood Region Spring Leadership Conference on Thursday at Longwood University.

They competed in over 19 events, according to a school press release.

“During the conference, Prince Edward FBLA was named the largest local chapter for the Longwood region. Fourteen students are now eligible to compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Reston,” school officials said.

The winners include Brendan Burke, third place in personal finance; Sara Gilbert, third place in health care administration; Tiba Hamza, first place in introduction to business procedures; Rachel Kinzer, third place in introduction to financial math; Henry Lutz, first place in business calculations; Tiffany Smith, second place in introduction to information technology; Joel Thomas, first place in public speaking II; the team of Keillor Libby, Natalie Cheyne and Sarah Edwards, first place in digital video production; the team of Rafael Diaz, Michael Dupuy and Chaney Sheehan, first place in entrepreneurship, the team of Shanika Dove and Miles Pride, second place in business ethics; the team of Dylan Eagle and Eboni Goings, first place in emerging business issues; and the team of Brianna Edwards and Cameron Goodman, first place in publication design.

“FBLA-PBL is the largest business education student organization in the world,” officials said. “Nearly a quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business. The organization is recognized by the American Management Association, Association for Career and Technical Education, Career College Association, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, March of Dimes, National Association of Parliamentarians, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Business Education Association, National Management Association and the U.S. Department of Education