Our Future Business Leaders
Earlier this spring, we shared news of four New Hampton School students attending the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire, returning to campus with three medals for their performance. The students in attendance, all juniors at the time, were Sil Park, Michael Teeven, Jun Cha and Aidan Hammond.
Following the New Hampshire conference, we were thrilled to congratulate three students on their awards. Sil Park received 3rd place for Cyber Security, Michael Teeven received 2nd place for Insurance and Risk Management, and Jun Cha received 1st place for Organizational Leadership.
Matt Fisk, Dean of Academic Affairs notes, “Participation in FBLA conferences is one of the many events we hope to offer our students that provides authentic learning opportunities and preparation for future career paths.”
The National Conference
We are thrilled to learn that several of our students attended another FBLA conference at the end of June to compete on a national level. Jun Cha brought home an eighth place in the Organizational Leadership event competing against more than 150 other students.
In total, the summer conference in Baltimore, Maryland hosted more than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest high school students who competed for the opportunity to win more than $175,000 in cash awards. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.
Both Jun and Sil participated in this summer conference representing New Hampton School.
Authentic Learning for Business Enthusiasts
Jun’s award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 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 through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.