International Community School students excel at FBLA state competition

Students of Kirkland’s International Community School (ICS) achieved outstanding results at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state finals in Bellevue held earlier this month.

  • Monday, April 28, 2008 3:49pm
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Students of Kirkland’s International Community School (ICS) achieved outstanding results at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state finals in Bellevue held earlier this month.

“We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments in this very competitive event, said Lori Zebrack-Smith, FBLA advisor and math teacher at ICS.

The FBLA ( is a national nonprofit education association with a quarter-million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. FBLA’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.

The International Community School of Kirkland will have the following finalists competing in the national finals this summer in Georgia:

First-place finalists: Ed Jiang (computer problem solving, networking concepts, and computer security); Daniel Kong (management decision making); Brenda Kao (management decision making); Starrette Kim (management decision making).

Second-place finalists: Brenda Kao (marketing).

Third-place finalists: Surabhi Nirkhe (business communications and public speaking), Starrette Kim (global business), Sukhdeep Singh (global business), Brenda Kao (global business).

Fifth-place finalists: Brenda Kao (client service), Ed Jiang (help desk).

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