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CHICAGO, Ill. – Fifteen Sylacauga High School (SHS) students took their talents and leadership skills to Chicago, Ill. for the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conference and came back with multiple honors.

The leadership conference took place from June 28 to July 3 and was the first in-person conference held since 2019.

Two SHS students, Lily Frances Price and Jonas Scofield, advanced to the final round of 15 in the public service announcement category. For that event, participants had to produce a thirty second video along with a five minute presentation on mental health awareness.

“This year’s FBLA [conference] was my first in person nationals, and I am so thankful for the experience,” said Jonas Scofield. “I learned many great skills and made many amazing memories with friends.”

Lily Frances Price added, “After competing virtually for the past two national competitions, we were all so excited to attend [the conference] in Chicago. It was truly a wonderful experience full of learning, watching different events, and exploring the city. I believe we can all say 2022 FBLA NLC exceeded all expectations!”

SHS attendees also competed in electronic career portfolio, intro to business presentation, local annual business report, non-profit management, retail management, and social media strategies.

Along with Price and Scofield, the following thirteen SHS students attended the FBLA nationals:

Elizabeth Atkinson
Tucker Beane
Bryanna Belser
Hayden Hope
Lilly Kate Lucas
Alyssa Miller
Estela Padgett
Jacie Pilkington
Catherine Price
Addison Roberts
Natalie Robinson
Madison Rodgers
Kalina Shorter

SHS FBLA has a long history of attending FBLA national conferences and earning much success, having more than 59 national winners or finalists since 2004.

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