FBLA District Conference to be at WWU Friday
|2/18/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University will host the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District Two Competition Feb. 22. Approximately 450 students from 17 surrounding areas will be on campus for the contest.
FBLA is a national organization for high school students that prepares them for the “real world” in business. FBLA members are able to get the edge in business necessary to succeed in college and career success.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the competition is over at 1 p.m. Students will compete in various categories, and when they are not competing they will attend breakout sessions hosted by the university.
When the students are not presenting they have the opportunity to get a campus tour, visit the stables, talk to professors, visit with current students and tie-dye t-shirts.
“This is the first year we have had the competition here, and William Woods has really bent over backwards for us. They have been awesome helping with the workshops for students, and we are very grateful to them,” Gina McLachlan, business education teacher and FBLA adviser at Fulton High School, said.
Students can compete in 50 different categories, including accounting, finance and sports management. Competitions are in various formats, such as written tests, computer skills tests and hands-on skills tests in production and reports.
Group competition will be held in sections like management and marketing. Students will be given a scenario and be required to make a business plan. Presentations will be seven minutes long with a three-minute Q&A immediately following.
Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony at 1 p.m. One person or group in each category will be chosen to continue on to state competition.