Katy, Texas – September 13, 2016
the Cinco Ranch High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America had the honor of sending 23 exemplary student representatives to the 2016 National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
However before traveling 800 miles away from home to compete and learn at this national conference, the students had to qualify at districts and state in their respective events, such as business communications, parliamentary procedures, public speaking, and more. Through their hard work and diligence, these Cinco Ranch students set their eyes on Atlanta to compete in their individual or group events, learn from the most outstanding professional leaders such as keynote speaker David Novak, the CEO of YUM! Brands Inc., and connect with a diverse group of people, from as far away as Cuba, the Virgin Islands, Canada, and China.
In addition to growing professionally, students and advisors were able to explore the various attractions centralized in Atlanta, Georgia including the Georgia Aquarium (the largest aquarium up until 2012), World of Coca Cola, and CNN Center. While students were not busy preparing for their competitive events or attending professional workshops, they had the opportunity to experience the vast amount of entertainment scattered around the beautiful city.
Proudly representing their school and district, the Cinco Ranch High School finished the conference with numerous awards. Sabrina Pereira placed 6th in Agribusiness and partners Tiffany Bui and Amy Wang placed 10th in Hospitality Management.
The Cinco Ranch chapter of FBLA’s journey to nationals was made possible by advisers John Bryan, Derek Spier, and Rita Perry.