FBLA competes in recent regional event

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Cassie Rickey, News Editor

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On January 9, 10 North Harford students went to the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) regional conference/competition. At the competition, the Hawks were able to come away with two second place, three third place, one fourth place, one sixth place, and one eighth place. The students who made the top five are going to move on to the Maryland State Conference at the end of March.

    Students took a test online  in whatever subject that interested them.  They then went to North East High School to find out how they placed. Kenny Todd an FBLA member says “At the competitions there are many activities and workshops that you can learn from.”

    Todd competed in Entrepreneurship, and placed sixth in that event. He added, “To prepare I just reviewed basic principles, every business class I have taken has prepared me, it’s like a cumulative thing.”  

    Another student who competed was Allie Chaires;  the senior took the accounting one test and placed first. To prepare Chaires says, she  “took the accounting one test so I still had my notebooks from my first couple years of accounting, so I just looked through those to study.”

    The top five from each test get to move onto states. Since chaires got first she plans on attending states later in the year. Chaires thinks “when you move on the tests get harder so I’m going to need to study more to get prepared.”   

   Junior Justin Gue competed in sports management with seniors Sam Macatee and Matt King, and they were able to place third, and will also be attending states.

   Todd says that “In FBLA we compete against other individuals /groups in many different categories to express our expertise, ranging from entrepreneurship to sports management and many other options.” He added,  “FBLA gives you a chance to expand your knowledge and to connect with others.”

    Todd believes “even if you aren’t interested in business, there are so many other opportunities you can experience through FBLA”  


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