Seminole Campus hosted more than 300 Pinellas County middle and high schools students who participated in the 2015 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District XII Competition on Friday, Jan. 30.
Students from 14 schools competed to showcase their skills as young business leaders on topics like entrepreneurship, digital media, computers and hospitality. This District Level Competition will send the top six of objective test events and the top two of performance events to the State Level Competition in Orlando this March.
FBLA is the largest and oldest student organization in the world, and provides its members with opportunities to network, travel and compete.
“The partnership between FBLA and SPC has developed over many years of participation in judging and as a result of their mutual support for education in the fields of business and entrepreneurship,” said Nicolle Panuthos, Academic Chair and Entrepreneurship Program Director for SPC’s College of Business. She has served as a judge in the Entrepreneurship and Global Business category for the last five years.
Other SPC faculty who served as judges this year include:
- Delynda Keefe, Digital Design category
- Shane Hamilton, Web Design and Desktop Application programming category
“We were able to showcase the college, our campus and provide information to a very sharp, engaged group of students, parents and teachers,” said James Olliver, Provost, SPC Seminole Campus.