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LCHS Future Business Leaders of America post outstanding state and national accomplishments

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[July 03, 2009]  ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jessica Tieman, (pictured) a senior at Lincoln Community High School, was honored at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference June 25-28. She was the first student from Lincoln Community High School to qualify to compete in three events in the organization's national awards program. She represented Illinois in the American Enterprise Project, Word Processing II and Who's Who in FBLA.

RestaurantFuture Business Leaders of America is a professional association for students pursuing business careers.

The awards were part of a comprehensive competitive events program sponsored annually by Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda. Individuals, state teams and local chapters are encouraged to compete in any of over 50 different events representing a wide range of activities and the business and leadership development focus of the organization. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards are selected from among the membership of 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today's youth.


The almost 9,000 delegates to the national conference participated in a structured, four-day meeting that included business and leadership training workshops and seminars, corporate tours, and election of national officers for each division.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is the national business education association that prepares students for careers in business and business education. Its members, belonging to more than 6,000 chartered chapters, include students from the United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Europe. Future Business Leaders of America is the high school division, and Phi Beta Lambda is designed for postsecondary and college students. For membership information, contact the national headquarters at 1-800-325-2946 or visit


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2009 LCHS results at FBLA state conference

Jessica Tieman -- first in Word Processing II

Jessica Tieman -- first in Who's Who in FBLA

Jessica Tieman -- first in American Enterprise Project

Other top 10 finishers:

  • Cary Bell -- fourth in Business Law and alternate to go to nationals

  • Sarah Zhang --- fifth in Client Services

  • Doreen Sheen -- sixth in Business Calculations

The chapter also received several awards:

First place -- March of Dimes Most Original Fundraising Idea

Second place -- March of Dimes Outstanding Public Health Idea

Third place -- March of Dimes Most Money Raised Per Capita


Third place -- Robert T. Stickler Award for Outstanding Chapter

Gold Seal Chapter of Merit Award

Participation awards for:

  • Supporting FBLA-PBL Week

  • Connecting Generations

  • Spring Up the Middle Level

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