#NLC18 Recap
 Our Nationals competitors at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as part of WAFBLA's Washington State Day tour in D.C.

Our Nationals competitors at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as part of WAFBLA's Washington State Day tour in D.C.

Welcome back to our competitors who traveled to the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this past week! Here's a small recap of the conference.

By the numbers:

12,000+ competitors from the U.S. and its territories, Canada, Haiti, China, Hungary, and the Cayman Islands

300+ competitors from Washington state

6 days in Baltimore, 1 day in Washington, D.C.

31 Inglemoor FBLA members at NLC: 21 juniors '19, 6 sophomores '20, 4 freshmen '21 (plus 2 advisers and 1 chaperone)

14 finalists and test-takers

10 Top 10 finishers:

Allan Dao '20 and Ethan Stone '20, 8th Computer Game and Simulation Programming

Tom Mikolyuk '19 and Rajbir Singh '19, 6th Digital Video Production

Swetha Mohandas '19, Michelle Morris '19, and Shreya Senthil '19, 7th Social Media Campaign

Stefan de Villiers '19, Jack Nussbaum '19, and Tejas Raj '19, 4th Sports and Entertainment Management

An indefinite amount of fun, surprising, exciting, and enriching moments and experiences.

To all of our NLC competitors: the officer team is filled with immense pride in your hard work and accomplishments at the conference, and we sincerely hope you had just as much fun in the process as we did. Thank you for an amazing end to an amazing year.

To all of Inglemoor FBLA: the officer team is filled with immense pride in your teamwork, collaboration, resolve, spirit, and community growth that you have exhibited this year.

Have a great summer, and Go Viks!

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Club Meeting 6.12

Today was the last block schedule day of the year, which also means today was the last FBLA club meeting of the year. Click here to view the slides presented at club.

A look back

Because this was the last club meeting of the year, we used this time to reflect upon the year in video form and in oral form. We watched a promo video for the club that is going live on GMI early next year (access the club slides to see the video), and we shared out about our favorite FBLA memories.

We also signed thank-you posters to our advisers, Mr. Tim Raines and Mrs. Teresa McCausland, who are departing us after this year. Their two years of service to Inglemoor FBLA is greatly appreciated, and their kindness and dedication to the club and our members will be missed.

Parting words

This year was a tremendous year for Inglemoor FBLA. We have continued to exhibit astronomical growth in membership and success, and we are now not only the largest FBLA chapter in the state of Washington, but also the chapter that qualified the most members to NLC.

The outgoing officer team is immensely proud to have served you in the last year and to have been part of this chapter's success. We encourage you to continue your hard work and dedication to not only FBLA, but in every part of your life. Keep Inglemoor FBLA going strong.

Dates to keep in mind

The year isn't quite over yet, though, even for our seniors (who are graduating soon!). Honor cords are still available for $6.60 from Ms. Heindel's office.

We moved pre-NLC to this Saturday because of widespread unavailability on Saturday. It is now a part of the optional NLC prep day, which is taking place at the Kenmore library from 11:30am to 3pm. The prep is optional, but presenting as part of pre-NLC is not.

Get hyped for NLC! It's just two weeks away! Hype!


See you sooner or later - thank you, and Go Viks!

Inglemoor FBLAComment
Wednesday Workshop 5.30 + NLC Info

If you were absent at this Workshop, you can access the slide deck here.

Resume building

Our wonderful outgoing chapter president Antyush Bollini '18, rather than going over rules for resume building, shared his guidelines for resume building. Click here to look at a document Antyush put together, detailing his guidelines for creating a resume that works specifically for you.


Incoming president Stefan de Villiers '19 gave a helpful introductory lesson on the history, features, and advantages of LinkedIn, a professional networking platform used by millions worldwide. Afterwards, outgoing fundraising lead Matt Houston '18 gave a demonstration by signing up for his own LinkedIn account. Refer to the slide deck linked at the beginning of this post for more details.

After the lesson and demonstration, members broke out to create or update their own LinkedIn profiles. (If you were absent, you should do this -- as Stefan said: in the professional world, it's not always about who you are, it's who you know. An article from the New York Times describing the rise of LinkedIn as a college application item was also shared -- this is a good read.)

National Leadership Conference information

For those who were not present at the NLC competitors' meeting that took place before the Workshop today (and for those who were present), a preliminary itinerary for our time in Baltimore, as well as flight information, was handed out today. The officer team will be organizing the information to make it available to all those who were not present at the meeting, and parents will be receiving emails from Mrs. McCausland as well. For now, National FBLA's NLC Guide can be accessed by clicking here.

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