Goal 1: To continuously improve student growth and achievement: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members and advisers from Dunlap High School attended the 65th Illinois Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29. Over 1,450 members, advisers, and guests from 66 Illinois FBLA chapters were registered for the conference. The two-day state conference included activities in personal development, business and leadership training, election of 2014-2015 state officers, and competitive events.
During the awards program at the conference, Dunlap High School FBLA members won the following individual, team, and chapter competitive events: Accounting I – Casey Walker (4th place), Banking & Financial Systems – Chris Zhang, Amar Arora, and Nizar Baliss (5th place), Business Calculations – Leon Xue (10th place), Business Math – Gabe Sowards (8th place), Cyber Security – Sam Klister (6th place), Economics – Sanaa Khan (9th place), Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures – Peter Walker (2nd place), Personal Finance – Eddie Sun (3rd place). Other FBLA members and advisers in attendance were, Sami Ghantous, Joshua Han, Brandon Jones, Jessily Joseph, Kareem Kahil, Christina Lavery, Haris Naseem, Hans Son, Elizabeth Wilson, and Cary Zhu.
Jessily Joseph, Sam Klister and Casey Walker from Dunlap High School served as voting delegates at the conference in the election of the following 2014-2015 Illinois FBLA State Officers:
President: Parth Patel, Huntley Central Area State Vice President: Hans Son, Dunlap Central Northern Area Vice President: Michael Mitchell, Lincoln-Way East Eastern Area Vice President: Matthew Runyon, West Richland Northern Area Vice President: Chris Nachman, Wauconda Southern Area Vice President: Courtney Joyner, Marion Southwestern Area Vice President: Spencer Hulsey, South Central Western Area Vice President: Dakota Parks, West Central Secretary: Daniella Feijoo, Mundelein Treasurer: John Koenig, Normal Community Reporter: Abby Frankel, Herrin Parliamentarian: Sahiti Kolli, Warren Township
These officers will serve on the 2014-2015 Illinois FBLA Executive Council and their advisers will serve on the Board of Directors.
In addition, Eddie Sun will be attending the National FBLA Conference in Tennessee this June. He will compete in his state competition, Personal Finance. Good luck to Eddie!
FBLA-PBL is the largest student business organization in the world with more than a quarter of a million members! FBLA prepares students for “real world” professional experiences. For more information about FBLA-PBL, go to www.fbla-pbl.org, www.fbla.gen.il.us, and www.il-fblapbl.org.
Submitted by: Angie Stancil
Dr. Lisa Parker, Interim Superintendent