Atlanta, Georgia – June 29, 2016 – July 2, 2016 – Coral Reef Senior High School had six Future Business Leaders of America members attend and compete in The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. They were: Malinda Gong, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy; Miranda Gong, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy; Patrick Martin, a graduated senior from the International Baccalaureate Academy; Iris Peterson, a senior in the Visual and Performing Arts (Orchestra) Academy; Brian Reyes, a graduated senior from the Business and Finance Academy; and Sherry Zhang, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Academy. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 65 business and business-related competitive events.
More than 9,380 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Peach State to connect with top future business leaders and showcase their talents as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash awards.
Miranda Gong received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2nd. She competed in Parliamentary Procedures and brought home Sixth Place.
The 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., the premier student business organization, 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.