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Philadelphia the destination for FBLA national fall conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

A group of HHS students recently represented the Holyoke chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at the National Fall Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

Students Whitni Redman, Cierra Prelle, Lindsay Helgoth, Kaylee Ham, Margarita Fierro and Alex Quintana and advisor Kristina Ham spent Nov. 2-6 on the east coast at the annual event.

General sessions and workshops covered topics like professional development, career planning, leadership and entrepreneurship.

The many great speakers were just some of the benefits of attending the fall leadership conference, said Ham.

As the national Mountain Plains vice president, Redman spoke at the opening and closing sessions. She partnered with other FBLA national officers for an interactive high-energy workshop on how members can gain a competitive edge by becoming actively involved in national programs.

Since the conference was in Philadelphia, the Holyoke group took advantage of enjoying the rich history of the city. They experienced Chinatown, America’s first hospital, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Eastern State Penitentiary, Edgar Allan Poe’s house and a candlelight ghost tour.

FBLA members who attended the National Fall Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. are pictured
at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, from left, Lindsay Helgoth, Whitni Redman, Kaylee Ham, Alex
Quintana, Margarita Fierro and Cierra Prelle.

Holyoke Enterprise November 17, 2011