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Pictured: Florida FBLA-PBL Board of Directors Member Stephanie Pierce, Bianca Mulaney, and Florida FBLA-PBL State Advisor Jody Jones
Students from Polk County Public Schools were among the more than 8,000 teenagers who attended the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference held this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Harrison Pinckett (Bartow IB) competed in Database Design and Applications, Bianca Mulaney (Bartow IB) participated in Future Business Leader, Elizabeth Michelle Alamillo-Angle (Winter Haven High) took part in the Business Procedure division, Sara Hornbuckle (Winter Haven High) competed for a spot in Client Service, Daryin MacPhaile (Lake Gibson High) and Alexis Newcomb (Lake Gibson High) went up against each other in Business Presentation. The six students qualified for nationals by placing at the Florida FBLA State Leadership Conference.
The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is the largest and oldest business career student organization. At the National Leadership Conference held June 29-July 2, FBLA-PBL members convened to compete in leadership events, network with members from around the country, and learn about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits.
Bianca Mulaney placed second in the nation in the category of Future Business Leader. She presented a preliminary letter and resume, took a written test, and completed an interview process to place in the competition.