Three recent Chapel Hill High School High school graduates showcased their talents as future business leaders and walked away with top national honors.
Myles Davis, Khalil Edmondson, and Cory Raxton, competed with more than 12,000 students at the national level in Emerging Business Issues. They had to research crowdsourcing as an effective way to raise money for a valid purpose; and argue the negative, that crowdsourcing is ineffective because it can be used for personal gain. They performed a six minute speech in front of a panel of judges. They first competed in a preliminary round against over 100 other teams from across the country. The top 14 finalists then competed in the performance finals. The Chapel Hill team placed first overall at the FBLA Awards of Excellence program.
Youth from all over the country participated in the FBLA’s National Leadership Conference from June 27 to July 1 in Baltimore, Maryland for the opportunity to win over $95,000 in cash awards. Participants from across the United States and three countries were in attendance to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks and participate in business and business-related competitive events. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited exhibits and attended motivational speeches on a broad range of business topics.
“I am so proud of my students. They have been very successful in FBLA and worked very hard preparing for this. They competed last year in a different event and placed fourth in the nation. I am so happy they were able to go again this year. I know they all have a bright future ahead of them,” said FBLA Adviser Kristin Caverly.
The students will be attending college in the fall pursuing business degrees.