SHS FBLA members attend National Conference
by Emanuel County Live | July 30, 2013 4:58 pm
Seven FBLA members from Swainsboro High School attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 25-July 1 in Anaheim, California. SHS FBLA members won many awards and participated in numerous events which made National Leadership Conference a very successful experience.
During the conference, members participated in five different competitions. Emily Smith brought home two national awards; Smith placed second in Local Chapter Annual Business Report and placed fourth in Database Design and Applications.
After winning the two national awards, Smith stated, “I never thought that FBLA would take me this far, and being on the national stage once as a top ten winner is something many FBLA members set as a goal. Being called up for the first award was truly amazing, but, when they called my name for the second award, I was in total shock!”
Kristen English and Hannah Gomez were among the top 15 finalists out of over 60 chapters; English and Gomez finished the Business Ethics competition at overall eleventh place. Other members participating in the competition included Mary Carter, Zoe Betts, and Tierra Wilson who competed in Business Financial Plan, and Wess Mason who competed in Healthcare Administration. Swainsboro High School FBLA was also recognized for achieving second place in Southern Region Largest Local Chapter Professional Division.
English, Georgia FBLA Central Area Vice President, attended the two-day intense Institute for Leaders Conference. IFL is held in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference, and this high-energy seminar is a focused-leadership experience for state and local chapter officers, as well as members and advisers. This training conference prepares student leaders and members to assume their elected responsibilities and develop valuable life skills.
While in California, members enjoyed various activities including a visit Disney’s California Adventures and Disneyland, strolling the shops at Downtown Disney, playing games at ESPNZone, and freezing in the icy waters of the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach.