Polo Park Middle School students placed well at the Future Business Leaders of America district competition held Feb. 1 at Palm Beach Gardens High School. The top seven competitors in each event were recognized at an award ceremony.
Gabriel Sanchez-Vizcaino received fourth place in Business Math & Financial Literacy ML; Rebecca Roldan received fourth place in Career Explorations ML; Amogh Kaji received second place in Desktop Publishing ML; Jayda Geffrard received third place in FBLA Facts ML; Andrew Fesenko received second place in Introduction to Business Communication ML; Jordan Duffey received second place in Keyboarding ML; Kaden Balfour received first place in Keyboarding ML; Benjamin Holdsworth received first place in Parliamentary Procedures Concepts ML; Alexandra McKim received third place in Public Speaking ML; Mason Kirner received first place in Spreadsheet ML; and Adrian Miller received second place in Spreadsheet ML.
FBLA is a nonprofit educational association for middle school, high school and collegiate students interested in learning about the free enterprise system. The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business by helping them become better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into business-related occupations, and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state and national levels in business and technology curriculum.
Middle school students compete against each other in various business and FBLA-related events. Competitions include skill events where students prepare documents in Word, Excel and Publisher and demonstrate public speaking.