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Seventeen members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at the Windham Regional Career Center (WRCC) have been working very hard to prepare to attend the FBLA State Leadership Conference from March 27-29 in Burlington, Vermont.  We have done extensive hours of fundraising and testing to prepare for this event. Everyone is very excited to attend and can’t wait to return with all of our (hopeful) winnings.

Since the beginning of the year, we ran various sales campaigns to help pay for States. We sold Yankee Candles and Joe Corbi frozen foods. Most recently, we ran a raffle with gift certificates and items that local businesses donated.

On Saturday, (yes, Saturday) March 9, we were sequestered for their first series of tests on Word Processing, Desktop Publishing and prepared documents (resumés, etc.) for the Job Interview event that will take place at States. In the Word Processing test, students had to create documents in a specific format. We will be evaluated by judges on how well we create these documents.

Then, on Wednesday, March 13, we took more tests in various subjects of business such as Sports Management, Accounting, Economics, Computer Concepts, Global Business, Marketing, Cyber Security, Computer Software, Business Math, Business Procedures and more; a total of over 100 tests!

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Matt Anderson works on his Impromptu speech.

Certain tests — Job Interviewing, Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking — are events that will take place in front of the judges at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. Students have prepared materials at home and practiced with the help of other students so they can perform to the best of their ability at this year’s conference. Some members are even making promotional FBLA posters and a banner to promote the March of Dimes campaign that FBLA is affliated with.

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Rissa Smith working on a poster for the State Conference.

Last year, WRCC-FBLA returned with 71 awards in all different categories. Just about every single person won at least one award and many people won two or more. This year, we hope to set a new record. We can’t wait to attend the FBLA State Leadership Conference, see old friends and make new ones from around Vermont. Check back in the beginning of April to hear about how well we did!

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