CPP High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members Maddie Burns, Brenna Remchuk and Alivia Jiang competed at the NY State Spring Leadership Conference in Binghamton, NY in early April. A first-time competitor, Alivia Jiang, a 9th grader, earned the opportunity to attend the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas from June 29-July 2, and represent C-PP High School and NYS District 11. She placed 4th in the state in the Journalism category! Advisor Ms. Sharon Kendrick said, “Kudos to all competitors who participated. These students did a phenomenal job representing C-PP High School and I am proud of each of them. Congratulations, Alivia on going to Nationals! This is a great opportunity to meet students from across the US, develop leadership skills as well as create a network that will be an asset for high school and beyond."
Alivia said, "I really was shocked to win at the state level, because even though I have learned a lot about journalism from being in yearbook, the test covered so many different aspects of journalism. At the New York State FBLA Conference, it really opened my eyes to how big a program FBLA is, and all the opportunities that it can bring you.”
She added, “I look forward to going to San Antonio and learning even more about the FBLA program. I hope to meet new people, as well as explore the city of San Antonio. I'm going to try my hardest to study and hopefully, place nationally, but even if I don't, I know that I gave my best effort and accomplished a ton along the way."
Future Business Leaders of America includes over 196,950 members and more than 5,200 chapters. FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.