Several Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School students earned first-place finishes at the recent Future Business Leaders of America District Leadership Conference.
Taylor Ellis, Lakeland, first place in Accounting I
Allen Oommen, Lakeland, first place in Accounting II
Glen Abraham, Sean Chauhan and Wade Weston, all of Lakeland, first place in Management Information Systems Team
The students are now eligible to compete in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in March in Orlando. There they will compete against students from across the state for a chance to attend the national conference.
In addition, Pal Patel of Winter Haven placed sixth in word processing.
FBLA is a business education program that helps middle- and high-school students prepare for their future careers. Each year, FBLA students from around the county take part in competitions for areas including accounting, business law and technology.
The College operates Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate in Winter Haven and Polk State Lakeland Collegiate as public, charter high schools, allowing students to fulfill requirements for their diplomas while also earning college credits. Additionally, Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate serves students at risk of dropping out or not completing high school. All three collegiate high schools are free to attend.