Meadowbrook FBLA shines at states

Meadowbrook High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter recently, for the first time in its history, had a student place first in the state competition.

Wad Khalafalla took first place in Impromptu Speaking at the State FBLA Conference, which was held in Reston, Va., on April 16-17, according to information from Yvonne Mullins, the FBLA club’s adviser.

FBLA is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business and business related fields, Mullins says. Meadowbrook’s Chapter has 55 members, she said, and 37 of them were selected to take regional tests and compete with other students in the region at the Spring Leadership Conference.

The chapter had 17 winners at the regional level, and nine of those students, including Khalafalla, went on to compete at the state level.

Naomi Figueroa placed fourth in the state for Job Interview, Mullins says. The seven remaining students placed in the top 10 at the state level in the following categories: Corey Green, Spreadsheet Applications; Chaz Hagens, Computer Applications; Rakee Rogers, Introduction to Business; Destiny Spencer, Word Processing I; Juhi Sharma, Word Processing II; and Ashley Thornton and Stacey Tisdale, Banking & Finance

Khalafalla will represent the state of Virginia at the National FBLA Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in July.

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