22 Nov

Story and pictures by WRCC Business Student and FBLA Vice President Theresa Glabach.

Future Business Leaders of America members learned that five days in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can change lives.

Conference-bound FBLA members at the airport.

The nine members attending the National Fall Leadership Conference got on a plane Thursday morning on November 3 and flew towards something greater than they could have imagined. The five days were spent attending FBLA events, seeing the city and trying new things. Upon returning to Brattleboro everyone was buzzing about the trip.

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Jack LaPorte was incredibly vocal about his experience saying, “This trip was one like no other. I can safely say that I learned more in that five days than I could have hoped for.”

The group ran up the infamous steps from “Rocky”, dined on authentic Philly Cheese Steaks, listened to speakers and screamed “VERMONT” in a crowd of thousands.

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“I honestly cannot think of one time when I wasn’t having fun,” said LaPorte. “The people were great, the workshops were great and the experience was life changing. Seeing so many kids just like you all gathered together because they’re all passionate about the same things that you are is beyond extraordinary.”

“The best part about it though is that this is only the beginning. I can’t wait to see what FBLA has to offer next.”

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