SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has once again set a mark of excellence at the state competition last week, April 12-13.

Sylacauga FBLA competitors won first place in the following events: American Enterprise Project: Ashleigh Davis and McKenzie Hosey; E-Business: Rachel Kidd and Kaleigh Smith; and Electronic Career Portfolio: Emily Morgan.

Taking home second place honors were Community Service Project: Grace Abernathy and Zach Miller; Digital Video Projection: Lauryn Wood; and Website Design: Colby Green and Shaun Wadwa.

Third place winners were Digital Video Production: Ibby Dickson and Keziah Sanders; Intro to Business Presentation: Ella Kate Brooks and Mattie Blankenship; Intro to Public Speaking: Adalyn Conn; Public Service Announcements: Elizabeth Arnold and Morgan McKinney; Securities and Investments: Cody Lessley; Sports and Entertainment Management: Riley Keith and Luke Tyler; Website Design: Nathaniel Baker, Claire Hodges, and Landon Owens; and Local Chapter Annual Business Report: Claire Hodges.

Fourth place winners were Emerging Business Issues: Ariana Prichard, Kaitlin McKelvey, and Anna Rice; and Partnership with a Business: Olivia Bolton.

Claire Hodges was named the recipient of the FBLA Foundation District V scholarship; Ashleigh Davis was named to Alabama FBLA District V Who’s Who; and the Business Achievement Award – Leader Level went to Olivia Bolton, Ashleigh Davis, Ibby Dickson, Grier Marlowe, and Kaleigh Smith. Additionally, Ibby Dickson  was elected to the office of state FBLA secretary for 2018-2019.

Sylacauga FBLA chapter was honored with the Gold Seal Chapter Award. They raised the second larges amount of money totaling $6,500 for March of Dimes, and were recognized as the second larges chapter in District V.

The first, second, third, and fourth place winners have qualified to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June 2018.

“It was exciting for the advisers to carry 65 Sylacauga High School FBLA students to the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Birmingham last week,” said Pamela McTier, the advisor for FBLA. “Our students worked very diligently to prepare for competition and we are very proud of all of our students. We will start preparing our students that qualified for Nationals and look forward to their success in Baltimore this summer.”

Sylacauga FBLA is led by Allyson Craddock, Jacob Elliff, and Pamela McTier, and is the largest student organization at Sylacauga High School.

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