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Students Compete at State Future Business Leaders Conference

March 23, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ About 800 students from across West Virginia are in Charleston this week to compete for the chance to represent West Virginia in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda 2007 National Leadership Conference.  

The two-day state conference on March 23-24 at the Charleston Civic Center is part of an annual competitive program sponsored by FBLA-PBL. The association is for junior high and high school students pursuing business and business-related careers.  

Students compete in 17 different events representing a range of leading edge business, career and leadership development activities. West Virginia’s state winners will compete against winners from other states at the national conference later this year in Chicago.  

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda has 250,000 members and advisers in 15,000 chartered chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the Cayman Islands and Europe.  

Contact Abigail Reynolds, business education coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education, at (304) 558-3703 or the Communications Office at (304) 558-2699 for more information.  

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