Student Places at National Conference
Pepperell Student Places at FBLA National Leadership Conference
Posted on 07/06/2009
Tyler Manor, a student at Pepperell High School, placed at the FBLA National Leadership Conference held June 25-28 in Anaheim California. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, hosted almost 8,000 participants from around the country for their Annual Conference and FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders.

Tyler Maner competed in Entrepreneurship at the FBLA event and brought home Eighth place. The Entrepreneurship event is a team activity with a testing portion and a performance final round. Maner was chosen to represent Georgia as a member of the Georgia “Super Team.” The team consisted of 3 students who scored the highest at the state FBLA Leadership Conference held in March. The Georgia team reached the National finals by placing in the top ten on the testing portion of the event. The finals consisted of Maner’s team presenting a solution to an entrepreneurial problem to a panel of judges. The team had 20 minutes to read the problem, decide on a solution and develop a 7 minute presentation. The judges then had 3 minutes to ask questions based on the team’s presentation.

Individuals, state teams, and local chapters were encouraged to compete in the nearly 60 different events representing a wide range of activities focused on business and leadership development at the FBLA/PBL event. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among FBLA-PBL’s membership of over 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today’s youth.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit