High school students meet in Garmisch for FBLA conference

Tyleia Wallace
RAHS student

Fifteen Ramstein American High School students recently participated in the Future Business Leaders of America spring conference in Garmisch.

They were among 250 Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe students vying for a chance to compete at the National Leadership Conference in June in Nashville, Tenn.

The conference included workshops on topics of job interviews, positive first impressions and preparing for a future after high school.  

Students also went head-to-head in a series of written tests and competitive events.

Students demonstrated their knowledge in a variety of subjects including accounting, business math, computer applications, desktop publishing and economics.

Students were also judged on oral presentations, which were prepared several weeks in advance, for events such as impromptu speaking and multimedia presentation.

Students from RAHS, under the leadership of teacher Bertha Manning, brought home 11 awards, including the “Best Poster Award” and a chapter’s highest honor, the “Highest Achievement Award.”

“We were able to achieve these victories under pressure from peers and educators, and we came out on top,” said Hans Rindfleisch, RAHS sophomore.