High school business competition

 Posted By: Nolan Crane


More than 2,500 high school students competed in a Future Business Leaders of America competition here in Nebraska. The results are in and six students from Lincoln Southwest are going to nationals. Here’s Monday, May 11ths “Excellence in Education” report.

There are 70 business events these students participated in. They came in the top 3 in at least one category and next month they will go to Chicago to face off against students from across the country. The majority of these students competed last year and one student placed in four events. Despite having the skills, not everyone wants to major in business.

“I actually want to go to the medical field. I want to be a neurosurgeon, but I think everything that i’m gaining at FBLA would help me achieve that goal,” says Qismat Niazi.

“I would like to be in the foreign service so do some international work. I don’t know if i want to do NGO or go into like the state department yet, but I want something in the international focus,” says Eric Le. 

“I’m very happy to be sending kids again for the seventh year in a row, second best showing that we’ve had. Last year we sent 11, this year we’re sending six,” says Josh Hinrichs.

The students say even if they don’t come in first place just being a part of this club helps them network with business leaders. The nationwide competition is June 28th through July 3rd.