Over spring break, Woodinville High School FBLA members were busy competing at the State Business Leadership Conference in Bellevue. Washington Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the premier organization for students with career interests in business. Through leadership and career development programs, competitions, and trainings, Washington FBLA prepares student leaders for higher education and the transition from school to career. Students can compete individually or with teams, in events ranging from Financial Business Plan to Public Speaking to an Entrepreneurship Roleplay.
WHS FBLA dominated the stage at the awards ceremony, with 45 out of the 56 students who competed placing in the top ten in Washington State (the greatest number of students from any one chapter who received an invitation to compete at the National Leadership Conference). The chapter also received the “Galaxy” award for the greatest annual increase in membership, growing by over 30% to a total of 99 members. Many of these students will have the opportunity to continue to represent Woodinville as they further develop their business and professional skills by competing at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in San Antonio, Texas this June.
At Woodinville High School, FBLA students enjoy participating in WHS FBLA as an after-school club. By not being tied to a particular class, the WHS FBLA chapter fosters diversity by allowing students with various backgrounds and experience levels to join. The chapter is home to members who are also part of Drama, Band, Orchestra, Sports, the Associated Student Body, and National Honors Society, not to mention AP classes and various other activities. All of the grades are represented within the chapter.