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Dawson County High School students bring home success in regional FBLA competition
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Recently, several DCHS students competed in a regional FBLA competition, bringing home a number of titles. (photo courtesy of Beth Hamby)

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.”

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Students from Dawson County High School attended an awards ceremony in Ringgold, Georgia for the recent FBLA regional competition. (photo courtesy of Beth Hamby)

The DCHS students who won titles in the competition and their events were: 

First place: 

  • Nathan Hodge, Aaric Muilenburg and Cael Hand — Sales Presentation 

  • Asher Morris — Job Interview 

  • Kennedy Hoard — Public Speaking 

  • Connor Woody — Website Design

Second place: 

  • Riley Barfield — Economics 

  • Owen Walls — Spreadsheet Apps 

  • Ginneth Navarro — Intro to Event Planning 

Third place: 

  • Madelyn Lee — Impromptu Speaking 

  • Ruthie Scondras — Intro to Financial Math

  • Hannah Gee and Jaci Wilson — Hospitality and Event Management

Fourth place: 

  • Bella Hunt, Ruthie Scondras and McKenzie Floyd — Digital Video Production

  • Joshua Mueller — Business Communications 

  • Macy Clark and Emily Kurtz — Social Media Strategies 

Fifth place: 

  • Judah King — Personal Finance 

Sixth place: 

  • Emily Kurtz — Business Communications 

Seventh place: 

  • Madelyn Lee — Personal Finance 

Ninth place: 

  • 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.”

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