W.Va. Students Compete at National Conference

August 23, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Students from Barbour, Pleasants and Randolph counties were among the top contenders at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda 2010 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.  
The annual event was part of an annual competitive program sponsored by FBLA-PBL, an association for students pursuing business and business-related careers. Individuals, local chapters, and state teams competed in about 60 events representing a range of leading edge business, career and leadership development activities.
Jorday Fluharty, Jordan Mueller and Austin Weiford from the Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute in St. Marys, Pleasants County won $1,000 with their first place finish in Network Design. Bobby Nutter of Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, Barbour County won $300 finished third in Client Services. Valerie Malcolmb of the Randolph County Technical Center in Elkins finished sixth in Game Design and Simulation.
The winners were selected from the organization’s 250,000 members, and had won state competitions to qualify for the national awards program.
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.  
For more information, contact the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.

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