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41 entries finished in the top 10 at the FBLA National Conference! 

FBLA Students Shine at State and National Conferences 

August 12, 2020 - Student Success

After months of hard work, middle and high school students throughout our district finally saw their hard work pay off as they became winners at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference.  

“I’m in awe of the professional drive and creativeness of our district’s FBLA students," said Deborah Mosley, King High’s FBLA advisor. “Their resilience amazes me.” 

As the 2019-2020 school year began, students throughout the country started preparing for FBLA competitive events that range from Accounting and Entrepreneurship to Computer Solving and Public Speaking. Despite COVID-19 forcing state FBLA leaders to move the State Conference to a virtual platform in March, more than 2,000 students participated throughout Florida.

“We believe in our mission – trying to get students to transition from school to work,” said Jody Jones, State Adviser for FBLA-PBL. “While work and life was changing, it was still happening—we wanted to be in the forefront.”

When all was said and done, Hillsborough County students won more than any district at the State Conference.  (View complete FBLA State Convention Results)

Fun Fact: The first FBLA chapter was founded in 1948 at Hillsborough High School in Tampa and has since spread with over 15,000 members across Florida, making it one of the largest FBLA-PBL chapters in the country! 

Qualifying students then competed online with more than 10,500 students across the country as part of the National Conference in June. Overall, 13 entries from Hillsborough County placed at the national level of competition and 41 entries finished in the top 10. (View complete FBLA National Convention Results)

While Hillsborough County students historically do well at the National Conference, this year’s success felt a little different. 

“They could have easily just given up on everything—especially my seniors,” said Mosley. “My club officers really stepped and made sure their peers were ready to go.” 

Based on the list of award-winners, it is clear that students throughout the district were prepared to succeed.

“Look at the variety of programs on the list of award-winners,” said Jereme Monette, HCPS Supervisor of Career,Technical and Adult Education. “The FBLA teachers throughout our district are doing an amazing job of preparing our students for 21st century careers a.”

Fun Fact: Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. 

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FBLA National Conference Winners from HCPS

Event

Nat’l Place

Student(s)

School

ADVERTISING

1

Aryaman Kushwaha

Middleton HS

AGRIBUSINESS

1

Angelina Krinos

Robinson HS

BUSINESS LAW

3

Sriya Kollipara

Robinson HS

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP - ML

2

Evan Jaramillo

Williams IB MS

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP - ML

3

Abhiram Thatimatia

Williams IB MS

INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT

3

Satvik Vipatoori

C. Leon King HS

INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT

1

Thushar Gona

C. Leon King HS

INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE & CODING - ML

2

Caitlyn Katumalla

Williams IB MS

INTRO TO FBLA

1

Abhiram Menon

Middleton HS

KURT S THOMSON AWARD FOR MARKETING

3

Akshaya Thoutam, Siri Gavini, Mahi Nomula

Middleton HS

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

3

Sagnik Yarlagadda

Strawberry Crest HS

WORD PROCESSING

3

Joel Kallarackal

Strawberry Crest HS

WORD PROCESSING

1

Rohit Nair

C. Leon King HS

 

More awards and recognition for our students

  • 2020-2021 FBLA State Officers 

Alexcis Johnson, State Reporter - Hillsborough High 

Shruti Shivan, Vice President Region IV - King High

 

  • Who’s Who In Florida FBLA - Aditi Mishra – King High 

This award honors Florida FBLA members who have made outstanding contributions to the association at the local, district, and state levels. 

 

  • Beau Schenecker Leadership Scholarship - Aditi Mishra - King High 
  • Florida FBLA Scholarship – Samantha Simpson – Newsome High

 

  • LEAD Award Winners (Silver Level): The LEAD program offers the opportunity to students to create an online profile and earn digital badges for completing a series of leadership activities throughout the year. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.  

LEAD Winners From Liberty Middle—Ysabella Ardon, Isabella Armatas, Sunjay Bale, Sai Mahati Batchu, Addison Cuasay, Akshadaa Dutt, Alannah Frederick, Jorge Gonzalez, Tyller Holland, Anusheh Immen, Navya Inampudi, Rishit Jajoo, Harshini Josyula, Pallavi Karnam, Rose Khosh, Jada Mount, Laila Nieves, Jiya Patel, Rishi Patel, Rudra Patel, Megha Prabhu, Daniel Ramirez, Iza Ringeman, Milan Seepersad, Haidyn Spano, Teresa Tran 

Lead Winners From Walker Middle Magnet—Jaanvi Pangasa, Audrey Rowe, Sheya Patel, Sheya Patel, Diya Tharun, Emilie Park 

 

Learn more about Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. https://www.fbla-pbl.org/