Carver Center student places 7th in nation in business competition

Cook with the Carver Center's FBLA banner

Thomas Cook, a Grade 11 business student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, placed seventh in the nation in the Introduction to Business event at this past summer's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) national leadership conference, held in San Antonio, Texas. Cook serves as treasurer of Carver Center's FBLA chapter. He plans to compete in the FBLA's Personal Finance event this school year. His career goal is to work in accounting and finance.

FBLA conferences provide high school students with the opportunity to attend professional workshops, meet FBLA members from across the nation, and compete for awards and recognition in more than 50 different event categories including Web site development, video production, marketing, accounting, business plans, and public speaking.

At Carver's Club Fair, Cook telling a Grade 9 student about the FBLA competitions available for IT students.

Cook works on a fundraising project in his financial management class.

Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA–PBL) is the oldest and largest national organization for students preparing for careers in business. FBLA–PBL prepares students for real world professional experiences, and its members gain the competitive edge for college and career successes.

Story and photos submitted by Marian S. Moore, Data Processing Teacher, Carver Center for Arts and Technology.
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