Students from North Country Career Center excel at state leadership conference

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NEWPORT – The North Country Career Center’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter (FBLA) attended the State Leadership Conference at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and came away with several awards.

Ten students from the chapter participated in the competitive events related to the business industry.

During the day-long event, they participated in team-building workshops and expanded their networks.

The results were provided at the end of the day, with several NCCC students placing in their respective categories.

Carolyn Ladoucer, Hannah Erickson, & Jacob DeLabruere placed 1st in Business Plan, while Travis Driver placed 1st in Business Management and 3rd in Help Desk.

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Alexandra Michael placed 2nd in Public Speaking and 3rd in Health Care Administration, and was also chosen by Tia Judd, the NCCC FBLA Advisor, to receive the Who’s Who in FBLA award for NCCC.

Carver Maxwell placed 2nd in Political Science, while Hannah Erickson placed 3rd in Impromptu Speaking and Jacob DeLaBruere placed 3rd in Parliamentary Procedures.

Lauren Mead placed 3rd in Social Media Strategies, and Ava Cleary received an Honorable Mention in Word Processing.

Hannah Erickson is running for Northern State Vice President and Ashton Shedd is running for State Reporter.

They are still waiting for those results, but they will be posted immediately as soon as they’re received on the class Instagram page @nc3falconsnest.

The NCCC FBLA chapter is now hoping to go to Atlanta, Georgia in June to compete at the National Leadership Conference.

“I will never forget these conferences I’ve had the privilege to attend,” said Alexandra Michael. “I am able to grow my leadership skills and gain these once in a lifetime experiences. I’m also able to make new friends and develop the relationships I already have in my FBLA chapter.”

The North Country Career Center’s FBLA chapter continues to excel in various competitions and events, and says they look forward to more opportunities to showcase their skills and abilities in the future.

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