April 10, 2019 - Thinking quick on her feet gave one student and future Jacksonville business leader an incredible opportunity to be the only Duval County Public Schools student to compete at a national competition in San Antonio, Texas this summer.
Wolfson School for Advanced Studies senior, Trinity King, placed fourth in state for Impromptu Speaking at a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition. She only had 10 minutes to prepare a four-minute long speech about being aware of “Fake News” and deliver it to a panel of judges.
“It’s kind of intense!” said King. “It’s nerve-wracking.”
King stuck to two main points throughout her speech – individuals should check their sources and conduct their own research – and expanded upon those two ideas for her four minutes.
King’s journey with FBLA started her freshman year of Wolfson. She said at that time she wanted to grow up to be a professional choreographer.
She said she only considered FBLA when her mom urged her to join a club at high school orientation. The table for FBLA was the first one she and her best friend saw, so they decided to join.
Since then, King said being involved in FBLA has exposed her to the real business world and helped her see all of her potential.
“It makes me realize I can be a business woman now,” said King. “It teaches me all the steps and shows me all the things I need to go through and do to become the woman that I want to be.”
King hopes to take these opportunities and become a business leader herself. She plans to study business administration at one of three universities in the Florida/Georgia area and go on to open her own financial firm.
“I did the Vystar internship program, and was given the responsibility of handling pretty much an entire bank,” said King. “I took on all the roles, and I kind of fell in love with the world of money and the connections you gain with people because they trust you with their money.”
Congratulations to Trinity King on her being the only student in Duval County Public Schools to go to nationals and good luck at the competition in San Antonio, Texas this summer.