The National Leadership Conference for FBLA was held June 29-July 3 at Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Eight students from Lebanon High School earned an opportunity to compete at the national level due to their having placed at the State Leadership Conference in April.
Students competed in Business Presentation, Digital Video Production, Job Interview, and Website Design.
“I was very proud of the kids and they were all juniors except one,” said LHS teacher Megan Davis.
After competing in the preliminary round of competition on Monday, Ethan Carr and Sebastian Arredondo found out they had made it into finals, which was the first time any students from LHS or Wilson County have ever made it into finals at the national level.
They competed in the final round on Tuesday and at the awards ceremony on Wednesday night they were very pleased to have not only made it into finals, but to have placed 7th in the nation in their competition of Digital Video Production, said Davis.
“These boys not only had to create a two minute video about how small businesses could implement green practices, but they had to present their video to a panel of judges explaining not only the rationale behind their video but all of the equipment, software, and editing that went into the actual production,” Davis said.
Only 12 teams from all of Tennessee placed at Nationals.