Local students traveled to Atlanta for FBLA competition
August 16, 2016
Two students from Middle Park High School recently competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National competition in Atlanta. Alyssa Landa, 2016 MPHS graduate, and Kadin Cathey, upcoming senior, traveled to Atlanta in June to compete in the Public Service Announcement event as one of four teams representing the state of Colorado in that event.
Alyssa and Kadin earned their spot at the national competition by placing fourth at the FBLA State competition in April. Both students were members of the MPHS FBLA organization that focuses on teaching students key skills in leadership, communication and team-work skills that will not only impact them at the high school level, but also as they move forward into college and beyond. Together, they built a 30-second public service announcement focused on the assigned topic of how professional athletes can have a positive impact on young people. During their seven-minute presentation, they discussed the importance of the subject, how they developed their video and their personal connection.
Based on school records, Alyssa and Kadin are the first team to represent Middle Park at the FBLA National level. Alyssa graduated in June and will be attending Colorado State University in the fall. Kadin will be returning to MPHS for his senior year and will be a key leader for FBLA as they work to repeat the success of this past year.
Braden Lawson, a 2016 graduate, also earned a spot to compete at nationals after placing third in the Graphic Design competition at state. Unfortunately, Braden was unable to attend as he was overseas with the MPHS French program.