Daniel Lovell, a sophomore at Pepperell High School, received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence on July 2. Lovell competed in Desktop Application Programming and brought home eighth place in the nation. The Desktop Application Programming Event focuses on the procedural style of processing systems. This event tests the programmer’s skill in designing a useful, efficient, and effective program. Lovell was among more than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth in Nashville. Also representing Pepperell High School at the FBLA National Leadership Conference was Madison Janssen, a senior, who competed in Business Law.
“Daniel worked hard on this extremely difficult event which involves writing a program from scratch and then presenting it to a panel of judges," said David Mowery, Pepperell High School Business teacher and FBLA adviser. "He made it through two rounds to place at the national level which is very impressive for a sophomore.”
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 29–July 2. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.