Cy Woods students earn top-10 finish at FBLA National Conference

July 17, 2018

Cy Woods students earn top-10 finish at FBLA National Conference
Cypress Woods High School students Govind Chada and Aayush Gupta earned a national award at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference Awards of Excellence Program in Baltimore, Md., on July 1. The duo placed 10th in the Mobile Application Development category after creating a mobile application to manage and distribute books in a school library.

July 17, 2018—Two Cypress Woods High School students earned a top-10 finish at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference Awards of Excellence Program in Baltimore, Md., on July 1.

Cypress Woods students Govind Chada and Aayush Gupta placed 10th in the Mobile Application Development category, earning the national award after creating and developing a mobile application to manage and distribute books in a school library. Chada and Gupta earned their berth at the national competition after winning first place at the Texas State Leadership Conference.

“Govind and Aayush have shown great passion and initiative throughout the year to develop a mobile application that solves a real business problem,” said Lori Andrade, Cypress Woods FBLA club adviser. “The project required hundreds of hours of effort and was many months in the making and it is rewarding to see them succeed at the highest levels.”

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the events are the capstone activity of their academic careers.

The FBLA National Leadership Conference, held June 28-July 1, allowed more than 9,600 students to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business-related competitive events.

In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

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