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Top honors for Suraj Masand at leadership conference

September 2016
Top honors for Suraj Masand at leadership conference

More than 9,380 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Peach State to CONNECT with top future business leaders and showcase their talents as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash awards.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 29–July 2 in Atlanta. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 65 business and business-related competitive events.

Suraj Masand from Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, GA received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Masand competed in Desktop Application Programming and brought home first place. Students from several states, including three from Georgia, emerged as the top 10 finalists with Masand taking the honors with the top prize.

“Being part of such a huge organization, and an enormous group of students at the national conference, has been an amazing experience. Not only have I met so many new people, but these events make being part of FBLA so enjoyable,” said Suraj Masand.

“Suraj should be very proud of this accomplishment”, stated Mr. Hatcher, the Alpharetta High School FBLA advisor. “This recognition was a just reward for all of the hard work that he put in during the school year. We really push FBLA at Alpharetta High School. Students like Suraj take advantage of the opportunities to help hone their skills and prepare for a bright future in computer science.”

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 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.

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


The top ten finalists in Desktop Application Programming at the 2016 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference.

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Did you know that high school students can show their accomplishments on LinkedIn?

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