students to represent state
at national conference
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[JULY 9, 2004]
Lincoln Community High School students, freshman Tim Wiser and
senior Jillian Kimberlin, will represent the state of Illinois at
the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National
Leadership Conference in Denver, Colo., July 14-17. Competing in the
organization's national awards program, Jillian Kimberlin will vie
for top honors in Word Processing II, and Tim Wiser will vie for top
honors in C++ programming against state representatives from across
the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam,
the Cayman Islands and the Department of Defense schools worldwide.
The competition is part of a
competitive events program sponsored annually by the Future Business
Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, a professional association for
students pursuing business careers. Individuals, local chapters and
state teams compete in nearly 40 events representing a range of
business, career and leadership development activities. The winners
of these challenging and prestigious awards have won state and
regional competitions to qualify for the national awards and are
selected from the association's 250,000 members.
The 6,000 delegates to the 53rd annual
conference elect national student officers and attend business and
leadership workshops in addition to competing in business and career
skill events. This year's national theme, "Lead…Achieve…Succeed,"
reflects the goals of the group's members, some of the best and the
brightest of today's young people.
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Future Business Leaders of America-Phi
Beta Lambda Inc. is a nonprofit organization that prepares students
for careers in business and business education. Its 250,000 members
and advisers in 12,000 chartered chapters include students from the
United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the
Cayman Islands and Europe. Its mission is to bring business and
education together in a positive working relationship through
innovative leadership and career development programs. To learn
more, see www.fbla-pbl.org or
call (800) FBLA-WIN.