Three Floyd County FBLA leaders advanced to the FBLA National Conference by placing in the top four in their event at the FBLA State Leadership Conference held recently in Athens, Georgia. Zachary Jenkins, a senior at Model High, competed in the Computer Game and Simulation Programming event and took first place in Georgia. Hunter Hays, a junior at Model High, competed in Impromptu Speaking and placed second. Daniel Lovell, a senior at Pepperell High, placed 3rd in Healthcare Administration, qualifying him for nationals for the third consecutive year.
These three have earned the right to compete against the best in the country at the FBLA National Conference to be held in Atlanta, June 29 – July 2, 2016. This was also the first time that all four Floyd County high schools had students place at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in the same year.
Other students in Floyd County who placed at the state FBLA competition but did not qualify for nationals were: Aleya Haney, a senior at Armuchee High School, placed ninth in Business Calculations; Dequan Johnson, a junior at Coosa High, finished tenth in the Help Desk Competition; and the Pepperell High team of Hannah Fuller, a senior; and Hannah Newberry, a sophomore, finished ninth in Business Plan.
The Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference is held annually in Atlanta with over 3,000 FBLA members from around the state competing, attending workshops, and networking with other students and business professionals.