Sargent High School students shine in district-wide leadership conference

MONTE VISTA — The Sargent High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) participated in the District 8 Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 8. It was hosted by Adams State University in Alamosa. According to Trish Rue, “The members participated in individual and team events.

Sargent FBLA competed well and had 17 members qualify in individual events for State Leadership Conference and 20 students qualify in prejudged or team events for State Leadership Conference. Students will need to choose one event to compete in at State. Eleven students placed from 5th to 10th in individual event. Every member placed in the top 10. Congratulations!”

The State Leadership Conference will be at the Gaylord Event Center in Denver on April 18-20. The FBLA is the largest career student organization worldwide and helps more than 230,000 students each year prepare for a future career in business. The FBLA’s programs focus on leadership development, educational programs, and community service.

According to the Colorado FBLA, the National and State Awards Program recognizes and rewards distinction in a wide range of business and career-related areas. Through district-wide competition, the students who are members of FBLA qualify for the April State Leadership Conference, where members compete in events that test their business knowledge and skills. Top winners at State qualify for the National competition.

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