Four members of Hightower High School’s Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) received national recognition at the annual FBLA Awards of Excellence, held during the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Orlando.
Students Nomaan Ali, Saffan Ali, Ketan Kapasi and Saffan Momin were among approximately 8,000 FBLA members from across the country to compete in more than 55 business and career-related competitive events, vying for the chance to win more than $145,000 in cash awards.
Ketan Kapasi competed in Impromptu Speaking category and earned 7th place after showcasing his conversational speaking skills. Members Nomaan Ali, Saffan Ali and Saffan Momin also earned 7th place after competing in the Business Financial Plan category, which tests members’ knowledge in developing a complete financial plan for a business venture.
“This was a successful year for our school’s FBLA and the members are to be commended for their hard work and efforts,” said J. Singleton, Hightower High School FBLA advisor.
In addition to entering the competitions, FBLA members attended educational workshops, motivational keynote addresses on various business and career topics, and took part in a vendor expo.