Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is organized to encourage members to participate in activities designed to facilitate intelligent career choices, develop business skills, teach the value of community responsibility, and strengthen self-confidence.  Chapter activities usually fall into these five categories:  Professional, Service, Civic, Financial, and Social.

FBLA activities help members build character and confidence. They also learn about the 4C’s of 21st Century skills that include Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Critical Thinking, and they put these into action. Moderator, Ms. Davis likes to say that they also learn a 5th C, Citizenship or Community connection through their community service.

FBLA DISTRICT VI CONFERENCE RESULTS
Xavier University (2/11/2015)

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Current Events:  Myles Poydras, Joseph Laurent, Tre Dawson, Rashaan Nance
Impromptu Speaking:  Adonis Billizon-Johnson
Introduction to Information Technology:  Marc Barnes
*Public Speaking II:  Malik Gibson (perfect score in over a decade for this conference)

SUPERIOR WINNERS
Business Calculations:  Colburn Randal
Business Communications:  Myles Poydras
Computer Problem Solving: Brent Jones
Economics:  Malcolm Mitchell
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures:  Marc Barnes
Personal Finance: Gerald James
Sports and Entertainment Management:  Charles Brown, Durrell Jackson, Jerald James

EXCELLENT WINNERS
Business Calculations: Malik Gibson
Business Ethics: Derrick Bienemy, Jyra Bode, Brian Barnes
Business Procedures: Christopher Spadoni
Computer Applications:  Gregory Carrol, Brent Jones
Economics:  Gregory Carroll
Emerging Business Issues: Marcel Johnson, Daniel Delattte
Entrepreneurship:  Malcolm Mitchell, Tyler Sanders
FBLA Principles and Procedures:  Jaden Doucette
Help Desk: Joshua Long
Hospitality Management: Jude Luke, Spencer Villavaso, Jonathan Willard
Insurance and Risk Management: Jerry Brown, Durrell Jackson
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure:  Eddie Davis
Personal Finance:  Tyler Sanders, Colburn Randel

FBLA LAFAYETTE CONFERENCE RESULTS
  • Malik Gibson: Public Speaking II, 2nd place.
  • Adonis Billizon-Johnson: Impromptu Speaking, 2nd place.
  • Blaine Derbigny: Richard D. Clanton Memorial Award, 3rd place ($500 cash prize) and Louisiana Who’s Who in FBLA Award, 5th place.
  • Jude Luke, Spencer Villavaso, Jonathan Willard: Public Service Announcement, 4th place.
  • Malcolm Mitchell: Economics, 5th place.
  • Tre’ Dawson, Joseph Laurent, Myles Poydras: Current Events, 7th place.
  • Myles Poydras: Business Communication, 8th place.

Malik Gibson and Adonis Billizon-Johnson were selected to represent St. Aug and Louisiana at the 2015 National Leadership Conference in Chicago this summer.

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