On Wednesday, March 28, a group of 29 FBLA members from the Windham Regional Career Center headed to Burlington for the State Leadership Conference. The first night we explored downtown Burlington and got some dinner. Afterward, back at our hotel, we all met up to rehearse our speeches for the following day.
Thursday morning began the conference. The first session of the day featured an phenomenal keynote address by motivational youth speaker Quentin Whitehead. He inspired all of us to achieve our greatness before we began our competitions. Thursday night was the second opening session. This session was for all the candidates for state office.
Following this session was “Winter Wipeout” with Mocean365. Winter Wipeout was a chance to compete and get a little exercise. Check out the video they made!
Friday was the big day! There was a walk for March of Dimes followed by the closing session. At the closing session, our Chapter won 72 awards based on events that cover all aspects of business; from public speaking to accounting, word processing to ethics, job interviews and more. Also, I was elected Southern Vermont Vice President!
Everyone who went had an amazing time. We all had a chance to bond and meet people that we might not have ever talked to if it weren’t for this trip.
Now, the stage gets bigger as we prepare to attend FBLA Nationals in San Antonio, Texas, June 26 – July 3. We’ll compete in one event against the best of best in the country and attend amazing workshops. We will be flying there and are currently working on getting local businesses to help sponsor fourteen of us who placed at States and will represent WRCC at Nationals. To be continued…
Future Business Leaders of America, WRCC Chapter, at the State Leadership Conference.