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PHS FCCLA students advance in National Competition

PHS FCCLA students advance in National Competition

 

PHS FCCLA students advance in National Competition Nov. 30, 2016 | Responsible Citizens | Porter High School FCCLA had four students advance to the second round of the FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge. 

 

PHS students Brenda Soto and Erika Palomo placed 12th; and Evenlynne Allen and Austin Zambrano placed 15th in the FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge. These students will be advancing to the second round of competition in January.

 

During October and November, FCCLA students competed in an online competition for the FCCLA Virtual Business Challenge. The Virtual Business Challenge-Personal Finance event encourages FCCLA members to test their financial literacy skills. Each team is responsible for making personal finance decisions for a simulated person such as opening bank accounts, paying bills, filing taxes, applying for jobs, enrolling in educational courses, paying for goods, applying for credit cards, determining schedules, budgeting, and more.

 

During this competition, students compete throughout the nation and are ranked based on their person's net worth after running the simulation for two virtual years. Students who ranked in the top 16 for round one advanced to the next round of competition in January. After round two, students who rank in the top 16 for both rounds are invited to the National Student Leadership Conference in July to compete in round three. 

 

Porter High School is the only school in Texas to advance to the second round of competition. Congratulations to these students for their hard work.