FBLA prepares for district competition

Jacob Pipercic – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members will be competing in a district meet this Saturday, Jan. 14 at Southeast High School.

FBLA secretary Molly Mendoza, senior, explains how the competitions work.

“There is an objective test we take,” she said.

With previous district and state wins under their belts, the team hopes to claim a victory at the upcoming competition so they can move onto the national level.

The event is also a celebration of FBLA’s history.

“The theme,” said LRHS business teacher and FBLA adviser Bobbi Colson, “is a 75-year legacy of leadership.”

The FBLA is a non-profit organization that helps students transition into the business world. FBLA is the one national organization that joins business clubs throughout the nation.

The purpose of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through leadership and career development programs.

FBLA is the largest student-run organization in the United States, consisting of 253,365 members, and is one of the largest business-related organizations in the world.

There are over 50 FBLA competitions for members to compete in at regional, state, and national levels against their respective positions.

LRHS FBLA members will be competing in a district meet this Saturday, Jan. 14 at Southeast high school.