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PRHS Students Place at National FBLA Conference

Porter Ridge High School’s Kaleigh Launsby and Madie Roach were recognized with top honors at FBLA national conference in Anaheim. Anaheim is one of the country’s most populous metropolitan areas— a place well-suited for over 8,500 future business leaders who ignite innovation.Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held their National Leadership Conference (NLC) at the Hilton Anaheim, June 27-30. Conference participants from around the country and the world were in attendance for the NLC and the FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders.

Kaleigh Launsby and Madie Roach from Porter Ridge High School received national recognition at the FBLA-PBL Awards of Excellence on June 30. Team Launsby and Roach competed in Business Financial Plan and brought home an eighth place award.This event included a 15 page report about a new business, Pampered Pooches. The team also presented in front of a group of four judges in a preliminary presentation, as well as a group of judges plus an audience in their final presentation.

“Madie and I spent numerous hours working on this project. I am so glad our hard work paid off. We are extremely proud to be the first students at Porter Ridge High School to place at a national FBLA conference.” said Kaleigh Launsby.

The award was part of a comprehensive competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL. Individuals, state teams, and local chapters were encouraged to compete in any of the over 50 different events representing a wide range of activities and the business and leadership development focus of FBLA-PBL. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among FBLA-PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today’s youth.

Written by: Kaleigh Launsby, FBLA
Posted: Aug 27, 2013 by April Dawkins

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