International Community School students excel at FBLA State Competition
June 7, 2012 · Updated 6:40 PM
Students from the International Community School (ICS) in Kirkland excelled at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Competition which was held on April 12-14 at the Seattle Westin.
Students had the opportunity to compete in 55 different business-related events, attend educational workshops and network with other students from around the state as well as professionals in their various fields.
ICS students received a total of 23 awards. Apart from this, ICS won an award for the high school with the highest percentage of the student body involved with FBLA and a Gold Seal Chapter Award given to recognize the outstanding work done by ICS FBLA’s members in fundraising, community service, and general facilitation of the club.
Twenty-seven individuals from ICS FBLA won awards at the state competition, and 16 members qualified to participate in the National FBLA Competition to be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 24-27. The ICS students attending the conference will compete against FBLA members from across the country.
This is what Mrs. Smith, advisor for ICS FBLA, had to say about the ICS FBLA chapter:
“In six years, our chapter has grown from nine members to over 70, making it apparent that FBLA fills a hole where it is desperately needed. Since ICS offers very few business-related courses, our students must study and prepare on their own. Our winning record is a testament to their commitment.”
• 1st place: Smrithi Sukumar, Business Calculations; Katie Park, Osman Salahuddin, Kevin Wong, Business Presentation; Smrithi Sukumar, Business Procedures; Anwell Wang, Desktop Application Programming; Anwell Wang, Dylan Steele, Jerry Sun, Emerging Business Issues; Katie Park, Introduction to Business Communications; Ashley Yoo, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure; Priya Ganesan, Personal Finance; Brandon McNerney, Osman Salahuddin, Tristan Pehrson, Website Design;
• 2nd place: Albert Jiang, Amy Wang, Digital Design and Promotion; Aarthi Ganapathi, Public Speaking I;
• 3rd place: Amanda Lin, Business Communication; Sergiu Ispas, Atul Pai, Business Plan; Anwell Wang, Business Procedures; Noah KlimischKlimischKlimisch, Ryan Li, E-Business; Leon Zhang, Hanna Basra, Aakash Maniyar, Stephanie Wang, Clair Mason, Parliamentary Procedure; Atul Pai, Personal Finance;
• 4th place: Joyce Lin, Future Business Leader; Smrithi Sukumar, Job Interview;
• 5th place: Amanda Lin, Business Calculations; Josef Benzaoui, Axel Hauduc, Business Presentation; Joyce Lin, Ed Cordell, Emerging Business Issues; Leon Zhang, Local Chapter Annual Business Report.
The mission of the Washington State FBLA is to prepare students for successful careers in business through support for curriculum development and innovative assessment tools. To help meet that charge, this competitive events series was developed and made available to local chapters for use in assessing students in the various knowledge, skills, and abilities that make up today’s business educations curriculum.