FBLA convenes, wins big


from Joodh Waleedh

Joanne Bolonda, vice president of field sales at KIND snacks speaks at the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference in the auditorium here Jan. 20. Bolanda explained how her firm uses consumer marketing to create new snacks their customers truly want.

Julie Chotivatanapong, Editor in chief

More than thirty Future Business Leaders of America members earned first place during competitions at their conference here Jan. 20.
Saying he was proud and excited, FBLA sponsor Pat Holt praised students for their success.
“We help, we teach and do all those things, but the reality is teachers come and go and even students come and go, but something keeps feeding that culture of ‘we’re going to be the best’ and that’s what makes us the best,” he said.
The conference featured workshops and guest speakers as well as competitions in areas like social media campaigns and 3-D animation.
More than 140 members will advance to the state competition March 23 through March 25. Among the victors was sophomore Joanna Song, who won for public speaking, following her regionals win and nationals advance last year. See our March edition for a full profile.