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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ________________ (Adviser/Other) ________________ (Telephone Number) ________________ (School Name) LOCAL STUDENT(s) REPRESENT(s) STATE AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE Your Town, Your State. - _______________, a student (or students) at __________________ (Name of Award Winner) (Name of School) in __________________, ________________, represented the state of Missouri at the (City) (State) Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 29 – July 2, 2012. Competing in FBLA-PBL’s national awards program, _________________ vied for top honors in ___________________ (Name of Award Winner) (Name of Event) against state representatives from across the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the Cayman Islands, and the Department of Defense schools worldwide. At the Awards of Excellence program, it was announced that ___________________ earned _______________ place in _____________________. (name of student) (# of the place) (name of the event) (Or if it was a team event, then the wording could be: the ______________________ team, composed of _________________ and _____________, earned ______________ place in the nation in this event. The competition is part of a competitive events program sponsored annually by FBLA- PBL, a professional association for students pursuing business careers. Individuals, local chapters, and state teams compete in over 50 events representing a range of business, career, and leadership development activities. The winners of these challenging and prestigious awards are selected from FBLA-PBL’s over 210,000 members, and have won regional and state competitions to qualify for the national awards program. The 8300 delegates to the 60th annual conference elected national student officers and attended business and leadership workshops in addition to competing in business and career skill events. This year’s national theme, “FBLA-PBL: Gateway to Greatness” reflects the goals of FBLA-PBL members, some of the best and the brightest of today’s young people. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit organization that prepares students for careers in business and business education. Its 210,000 members and advisers in 6,000 chartered chapters include students from the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the Cayman Islands, and Europe. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. To learn more, see FBLA-PBL’s web site at www.fbla-pbl.org or call 800-FBLA-WIN.
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