Loudoun County, VA (August 4, 2015) – Students from Briar Woods High School, Broad Run High School and Loudoun County High School participated in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference from June 29th through July 2nd in Chicago.
Three Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2nd.
Vikas Rajasekaran, a rising senior from Briar Woods High School, received national recognition in Economics, bringing home a fifth place. This event was a multiple-choice test of 100 questions taken at the conference.
Brandon Baumer, a 2015 Briar Woods graduate, received national recognition in Computer Applications, finishing sixth. This event consisted of taking a hands-on, 75-minute test prior to the conference that included Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Once at the conference, Baumer had to take a 100-question, multiple-choice test.
Tyler Hess, a rising junior from Broad Run High School, received national recognition in the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure event, placing ninth. This event was a 100-question, multiple-choice test taken at the conference.
“I was so proud of all of the students that attended. It was an amazing experience, which I know they will remember for a lifetime,” said Nancy Cooley, a business teacher and FBLA adviser at Briar Woods.
More than 11,000 of high school students from across America took part in FBLA’s National Leadership Conference. They competed in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events for the opportunity to win more than $175,000 in cash awards.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is the largest and oldest student business organization. It has 250,000 members and advisers in more than 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.