Skip to main content

Kennett High School students attend Nashville business event

08/06/2014 11:38AM, Published by Lev, Categories: In Print, Schools



Kennett High School’s Julia Rivera and Kristen Miller were recently among more than 10,000 students who traveled to Nashville to showcased their talents as future business leaders.

They vied for the opportunity to win more than $165,000 in cash awards at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference from June 29 to July 2. Participants took part in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.

The Kennett team of Julia Rivera and Kristin Miller placed 10th in the Business Ethics competition at the conference. Each received a trophy, and was called on stage before the 10,000 competitors and advisors.

The program sponsored by FBLA-PBL recognizes excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

“This was a huge success for these girls, who worked so hard to accomplish this finish,” said Lisa Teixeira, the KHS faculty member who accompanied the team to Nashville.

Last year, the two students competed and got to the final round in the Entrepreneurship event at the national conference in Anaheim, Calif.

In order to compete at the national level, the team had to succeed at the Pennsylvania FBLA Conference and Competition held in April.

Julia Rivera is the daughter of Leonard Rivera of Avondale and Gayle Lafferty of Glen Mills. Kristen Miller is the daughter of Greg Miller and Carol Miller, both of Avondale. Both girls are 2014 graduates of Kennett High School and participated in FBLA throughout their high-school careers. The Kennett High School FBLA advisor is Bill Fritsch.




Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



kennett high school


You might also like

Thumb_teachers

The required and acquired love of books

Local high schools' summer reading lists introduce students to both classics and modern literature.
Thumb_dsc_0608

Defeating opponents and defying stereotypes

“I am proud just to say that I’m a girl wrestler doing what the boys do. And I'm proud that I push myself to work hard.” ~ Mary Nichols

KCSD honors a legend

Nathan Kendig becomes the second person to ever receive this honor; and other district news.

  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/22/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/23/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Being____ at Christmas

    12/25/2014
    10:00am — 05:00pm

    Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in ...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/22/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/23/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • The Spayed Club now has THREE transport locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area -- Pot...


  • Being____ at Christmas

    12/25/2014
    10:00am — 05:00pm

    Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in ...


 

 

Chester County High School Sports