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In an age where Internet shopping is over a trillion dollars a year, Polk County High School students have shown that they have what it takes to stay competitive in the job market by placing both 1st and 2nd in the Future Business Leaders of America State Competition in E-Business Web Design.
In an age where Internet shopping is over a trillion dollars a year, Polk County High School students have shown that they have what it takes to stay competitive in the job market by placing both 1st and 2nd in the Future Business Leaders of America State Competition in E-Business Web Design.
Lashawn Couey took the first place trophy and the team of Noah Blankenship and Mason Tolzmann took home the second place prize. They now qualify to represent Tennessee at the National FBLA Competition in June.
According to their teacher Dewey Esquinance, “E-Business is a lot more complicated than just producing an informational website. You have to integrate various types of merchandise, shopping carts, and security to protect the online purchases people make. More and more local businesses are establishing an online store in order to keep up with the shopping convenience consumers have come to expect. I’m really proud of these students.”
FBLA’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills.
FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with over 20,000 student members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members. Over 11,000 advisers round out the group.
 



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