Congratulations are in order for the high-achieving students in Texas Online Preparatory School’s Future Business Leaders of America career and technical student organization. Twelve TOPS students qualified to attend the FBLA state competition on March 24-26 in Galveston. Seven students traveled to compete, marking the first time a TOPS student organization was represented in the statewide competition.
The seven students in attendance were Sharma W., Nakia S., Kamil M., Chloe V., Brayden B., Anjali D., and Aaliyah V. Kamil placed fifth in Introduction to Business Communications, and Brayden and Anjali placed first in Introduction to FBLA and fourth in Organizational Leadership, respectively, each earning a spot at the FBLA national competition in Chicago this June!
The FBLA chapter at TOPS also won an award for the exponential growth of their membership during the 2021-2022 school year, with a whopping 2,474% increase!
“We are so proud of our students! The FBLA students worked hard to prepare for competition, and we can’t wait to see how they continue to inspire their classmates and one another,” said Elizabeth Nelson, Executive Director at TOPS.
Several members of the TOPC community contributed to support the students and ensure that travel wouldn’t be a barrier in attending the state competition, including TOPS Career Learning Administrator Marcus Walker, TOPS Stride Career Prep Principal Marissa Lopez, teacher sponsors Kelly Randolph and Corie Griffin, and multiple parents who volunteered to help students prepare for competition.
Congratulations to these remarkable students and the best of luck to the finalists!
Pictured above from left to right: teacher sponsors Kelly Randolph and Corie Griffin, and students Sharma W., Nakia S., Kamil M., Chloe V., Brayden B., Anjali D., and Aaliyah V.
To learn more about Texas Online Preparatory School, visit https://tops.k12.com.