Last week, several of Dawson County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students represented their county in a regional FBLA competition, bringing home several titles including four first place wins.
According to FBLA Advisor Beth Hamby, 23 DCHS students competed in the region competition, 17 became finalists and four placed first in the region in their events.
“They all did really fabulous,” Hamby said. “I am extremely proud of them and it has been such a joy to get to work with this group of talented and dedicated students.”
The DCHS students who won titles in the competition and their events were:
Nathan Hodge, Aaric Muilenburg and Cael Hand — Sales Presentation
Asher Morris — Job Interview
Kennedy Hoard — Public Speaking
Connor Woody — Website Design
Riley Barfield — Economics
Owen Walls — Spreadsheet Apps
Ginneth Navarro — Intro to Event Planning
Madelyn Lee — Impromptu Speaking
Ruthie Scondras — Intro to Financial Math
Hannah Gee and Jaci Wilson — Hospitality and Event Management
Bella Hunt, Ruthie Scondras and McKenzie Floyd — Digital Video Production
Joshua Mueller — Business Communications
Macy Clark and Emily Kurtz — Social Media Strategies
Judah King — Personal Finance
Emily Kurtz — Business Communications
Madelyn Lee — Personal Finance
Caden Reed — Business Calculations
15 of the students qualified to compete in the upcoming state competition, which will take place in Atlanta on March 10 and 11.
“FBLA has so many great competitions and programs that help students build their confidence and prepare them for a successful future,” Hamby said. “I know firsthand what involvement in this organization can mean to students and I am so thankful to be able to be a part of it.”