FBLA students place at state
Several Nassau County students performed well at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference.
The Entrepreneurship Team of Luke Libby and Kameron Witt from West Nassau High School led a group of six finalists from Nassau County. More than 50 students from five Nassau County schools competed in various events related to business, sales, customer service and technology careers. Students qualified for the state-level competition by winning their respective categories at the FBLA District IV Conference in January.
Hilliard Middle-Senior High School expanded its chapter to include middle school
students this year. Sixth-grader Andrew Huber took advantage of the opportunity,
placing third in the Introduction to Com-puter Science and Coding Event. Beatrice Davis of Yulee High placed fourth in the Help Desk competition and Robert Cooke of Yulee Middle placed fourth in Career Explorations. Carlene Tompkins of WNHS rounded out Nassau County’s finalists with a fifth-place finish in Client Services.
Brody Mandelbaum of Fernandina Beach High became the first Nassau County student in over a decade to be elected to a state office. He will serve as the state vice president for Region II. The position is the top position in Northeast and North Central Florida and is a cabinet-level position for Florida FBLA. To win the position, Mandelbaum put together a campaign team, gave a speech to the crowd of more than 4,000 students and networked throughout the state convention to garner votes.