Central Students Place in National Competition

Members of Central High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America recently earned top honors in the National FBLA Leadership Conference in Nashville.

Students Ramya Gopalakrishnan, Madeline Grunin and Monik Walters all received recognitions at the event.

Grunin placed second in the Digital Design and Promotion competition. Students had to create an original corporate identity and promotional items for a fictitious company. Then, they had to sell their concepts in a multimedia presentation in the final round.

Gopalakrishnan and Walters placed seventh in the Business Plan competition. Students created a plan for an original start-up business of their choice.

“These students competed against the best and brightest from all over the country,” Central High School FBLA adviser Mario Bakalov said. “And the fact that they were able to place at nationals is a testament to how special they are.”