Lindsey Newman from Great Bend High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 1.
More than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, at the end of June for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference.
Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events, according to a news release from Andy Negaard, GBHS FLBA adviser.
Newman competed in Personal Finance and brought home a sixth-place trophy. The event covered a range of topics including financial principles related to personal decision making, managing budgets, saving, investing, banking and insurance.
“I am so excited for Lindsey. She has been such a dedicated member of the program. This is the perfect way for her to end her high school FBLA career. There is no doubt that she will go on to be very successful in any endeavor she chooses,” Negaard said.
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.
Newman graduated this spring and plans to attend college in the fall at Emporia State University. There she will have the opportunity to participate in Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate division of FBLA-PBL.