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FIU students selected as national Future Business Leaders collegiate officers

Florida International University students Elizabeth Alvarez and Albert Amaya were chosen to represent the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America as national parliamentarian and national president. The two celebrated their chapter’s 75 anniversary, and plan to increase membership during the upcoming school year.
Florida International University students Elizabeth Alvarez and Albert Amaya were chosen to represent the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America as national parliamentarian and national president. The two celebrated their chapter’s 75 anniversary, and plan to increase membership during the upcoming school year. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Elizabeth Alvarez and Albert Amaya of Florida International University were chosen to represent Future Business Leaders of America’s collegiate division, Phi Beta Lambda, during national officer training July 26 to 29 in Virginia.

Alvarez was chosen as national parliamentarian and Amaya was chosen as national president. The two met with national staff to plan for the upcoming school year. They also spent a day in Washington, D.C., to visit legislators and participated in a ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery.

As national parliamentarian, Alvarez plans to spread knowledge of parliamentary procedures and how it can benefit the chapter. As president, Amaya aims to increase membership.

FORD MOTOR CO. FUND

Ford Motor Company Fund and the South Florida Ford Dealers hosted a Ford Driving Dreams reading party for 100 local students at the BB&T Center in Sunrise this week to celebrate their recent partnership with First Book to donate 10,000 books to children in need.

The celebration included Ford dealers, Florida Panthers alumnus Randy Moller and Lucy Lopez of Power 96 morning show reading to local kindergarten and elementary students; a tour of the BB&T Center; and a chance to take home free books.

SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Camille Molas, Jessica Lamour and Kiahra Barthold of the School for Advanced Studies placed first in the Teen Court Summit hosted by the Miami-Dade County Economics Advocacy Trust at the University of Miami.

The team participated in mock trials as practicing attorneys in front of government officials.

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR

Tune Vox Entertainment and the Ted Lucas Foundation will host a health fair and backpack giveaway for students at 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave., in Miami.

The fair will feature healthcare screenings, giveaways, food, education tips and a Back to School Jam that starts at 7 p.m. The jam will feature live performances by Jimmy Dade, Purpose, and Zoey Dollaz. For information, call 305-912-2869 or visit buback2school.com.

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