Business education students to compete in national conference

Business education students to compete in national conference

Two North Point High School students will compete in events at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago this summer after earning first- and second-place awards at the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference held April 23-25 in Hunt Valley. North Point junior Aisha Barnes earned a first-place award in the Job Interview category, and Joel Magee, also a junior at North Point, earned a second-place award in the Networking Concepts category. Students who earn a first- or second-place award at the state level advance to the national conference, scheduled for June 24-27.

FBLA conferences include more than 60 competitive events for students to take part in ranging from accounting, client service and health care administration to sales presentation, marketing, public speaking and website design. The state conference provides FBLA members from Maryland with opportunities to network, compete in events, share successes and ideas with other members and participate in workshops to learn how to shape future career goals.

An additional five North Point students placed at the state event in their respective competition categories. They are

  • Denaye Taylor and Jimmy Mulvey, sixth place, juniors, Entrepreneurship;
  • Paul Morrissey, seventh place, junior, Sales Presentation;
  • Kai Jones, eighth place, senior, Accounting I; and
  • Manuel Ardita, ninth place, junior, Computer Problem Solving.

The North Point FBLA chapter includes more than 30 student members. Charles County Public Schools hosts a regional conference for all FBLA students annually. Competition winners at the regional conference advance to the state level. FBLA gives students opportunities to learn about the business community. Projects include professional, civic, service, financial and social awareness activities. FBLA sponsors an annual national leadership conference each year, which begins with competition at the local, regional and state levels.

The Maryland FBLA chapter is managed by the MDFBLA Board of Directors and the current State Officer Team. Students from high schools in Maryland are eligible to apply for a state officer position. For more information on FBLA, visit

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.




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