From the June 8, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:
COLEMAN TO LEAVE FOR NATIONAL MEET
Wilder L. “Sonny” Coleman, business education major at Swainsboro High School, represented Georgia at the National Future Business Leaders of America Convention in Washington, DC, June 11-13. Sonny won the state title of “Mr. FBLA” at the Georgia Chapter meeting held at Rock Eagle State Park near Eatonton May 5-6. Selected for the honor on the basis of an interview, a letter of application, and a review of his accomplishments in school and in the community, he also earned the right to represent the state in the national finals. As state winner, he received a gold trophy awarded an all-expense-paid-vacation at Ida Cason Callaway Gardens. Sonny was the sone of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Coleman of Swainsboro.