KHS FBLA competes strongly at conference


Future Business Leaders of America is the largest and oldest business organization in the world.

The Kaiserslautern High School FBLA chapter attended the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe FBLA Student Leadership Conference March 26 to 29 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The chapter’s adviser, Debra Hipes, a teacher at KHS and a state board member of FBLA, took a total of 17 KHS students to the State Leadership Conference to participate in various business competitions.

Continuing a strong history of success with extreme pride, the KHS chapter brought home a total of 36 medals:
five gold, 10 silver, 15 bronze and six FBLA excellence medals.

At the Student Leadership Conference, students from all over DODDS-E competed against each other in addition to the online events that took place before the conference.

The five gold medals were won by freshman Cecelia Rooney for the event Job Interview I; senior Danielle Holland for Cyber Security and Networking Concepts; sophomore Aya Kone for Business Communications; and junior Katherizine Zamora for Business Procedures.

The KHS chapter has continued its role as a top contender at the State Leadership Conference, and they plan to continue that success next year.

Having eyes on the future, junior Marcel Dustin is already making plans to fill the holes of the graduating seniors by increasing membership by recruiting fellow students of KHS.

As the 2012-2013 school year is soon coming to a close, the new year for FBLA has already begun, as well as the KHS chapter already making its first steps on improvement.

(Story and photo courtesy of Marcel Dustin)