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FBLA chapter competes statewide

Staff reports

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national organization that has set its focus on preparing students for the transition from school to the business world.

At Douglas High School in December, members organized the Christmas Faire and collected over $1,500 for the March of Dimes.

March 10 through 14, the group competed statewide in Las Vegas and took two first place and two third place awards, qualifying for the national competition scheduled for July in Long Beach, Calif. Competing in “Entrepreneurship” and “Emerging Business Issues” will be Alicia Burns, Sam Goldstein, James Johnson, Sean Maxey, Jeff Peden and Peter Steele.

The national mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through leadership and career development programs.

“We are willing to volunteer our time and energy to local business in exchange for support. Experience is the key to opportunities,” said adviser Jill Alley. “Our partnership programs range from fund-raisers and training programs to educational tours and scholarships.”

To learn more, see FBLA on the Web at http://www.fbla-pbl.org or call Alley at DHS, 782-5136.