Polo Park Students Shine At FBLA Districts

(L-R) Aparna Ravindran, O’brian Ortiz, Danil Anzalone, Parker Nochomson, Kaden Balfour and Jordan Duffey.

Polo Park Middle School students recently placed well at the Future Business Leaders of America district competition.

The 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 the 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 schools compete against each other in various business events. Competitions include skill and performance events, where students test their knowledge in math, finance, careers and coding, and prepare documents in Word, Excel and Publisher and demonstrate public speaking. The top seven competitors in each event were recognized at an award ceremony held Jan. 28 at Palm Beach Gardens High School.

Congratulations to the following Polo Park students for placing at the district competition: Kaden Balfour for placing fourth in Keyboarding; Jordan Duffey for placing first in Keyboarding; Danil Anzalone for placing second in Elevator Speech; Adrian Miller and Zachary Mountcastle for placing sixth in Desktop Publishing; Rebecca Roldan and Adrianna Ray for placing second in Desktop Publishing; Collin Fenimore for placing third in Business Math and Financial Literacy; Parker Nochomson for placing fifth in Public Speaking; Zachary Schneider for placing seventh in Career Exploration; O’brian Ortiz for placing third in Introduction to Computer Science and Coding; and Aparna Ravindran for placing first in Spreadsheet.