SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has once again excelled in their state leadership conference, which was held virtually this year.
With large group gatherings relying more and more on technology, the students quickly adapted to the virtual competition and secured their place as one of the best chapters in the state. All 19 SHS students competing in the state leadership conference placed in the top five in their respective categories.
Sylacauga FBLA competitors won first place in the following categories: Business Ethics: Hayden Basinger, Hayden Hope, Alyssa Miller; Community Service Project: Estella Padgett and Lily Frances Price; Digital Video Production: Natalee Fennel; Electronic Career Portfolio: Ella Kate Brooks; Introduction to Business Presentation: Lilly Kate Lucas and Natalie Robinson; Introduction to Social Media Strategies: Gracyn Brooks and Jonas Scofield; and Local Chapter Annual Business Report: Lacey Wood.
Second place winners were Introduction to Business Presentation: Elizabeth Atkinson and Tucker Beane; and Introduction to Public Speaking: Kalina Shorter.
Taking home third place for Spreadsheet Applications was Ta’Shauria Morris. The fourth place winner for Introduction to Public Speaking was Camilla Friday, followed by Impromptu Speaking: Emily Porch; and Public Speaking: Sydney Harris. Chapter President Ella Kate Brooks also won the District Five Alabama Who’s Who.
Sylacauga’s FBLA Chapter placed third in the state for raising the most money for March of Dimes, donating a total of $3,500. The Chapter also won District Five Most Outstanding Chapter.
Sylacauga FBLA is led by Allyson Craddock, Jake Elliff, and Pamela McTier and is the largest student organization at Sylacauga High School.