Business Leaders 7th in Global Econ


Seniors Vikram Bhaduri, Adam Lin, and Brian Lederman at the 2014 Bay Area Sectionals.

Sarada Symonds, Editor-in-Chief

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled to Homestead High School in Cupertino on March 1 to to complete against  other bay area schools.

Competition topics included economics, business law, and cyber security. Over 200 students attended the conference, according to FBLA’s Facebook page.

Seniors Zach Beck, Brian Lederman, and junior Cameron Wolff teamed up to placed 7th out of 27 in the Global Business competition. The event consisted of 2 parts: an objective test and a presentation. The test focused on economics and global business, including case studies that students analyzed.

“I was very happy because I was not expecting to win an award, so it was nice to get something for my work,” Beck said.

“I hope the next president pushes the team to study more, especially key terms and about what to do in a hypothetical situation,” Lederman said.

This was only the club’s second year competing, and they faced much more established teams at the competition. “Our disadvantage was that other schools had spent more money on textbooks,” Lederman said.

The club began preparing for the competition in September, using Quizlet and practice tests. “We prepared by looking over previous tests earlier this year,” Lederman said.

This is Beck’s 1st year in FBLA. “I had a lot of fun, and I think people should do it in the future because they’ll probably enjoy it,” he said.

Senior Vikram Bhaduri also joined the club this year, although he wishes he had joined earlier. “It’s a great experience, and you get the chance to meet a lot of people at the conferences,” he said.

Bhaduri praised the team’s attitude. “Everyone’s really enthusiastic, and they make it fun,” he said. The team included Kelly Pien, Sam Austin, Adam Lin, Lederman, Wolff, Beck, and Bhaduri.

Although this marks the end of FBLA’s competitive season, there are several more events planned for this year, including trips to Google and EA Games headquarters this summer, according to Lederman. The club also participates in social events with other local chapters, such as a trip to Sky High trampoline park with Dublin High School’s FBLA section.