March 18, 2019

FBLA Chapter hosts Region Leadership Conference

L to R:  Mason Hudson, 5th place-Intro Financial Math;  Michael Payton, 2nd place-Intro Information Technology;  Garrett Callahan, 3rd place-Public Speaking I;  Jayme Middleton, chapter president.

Pictured above (L to R): Mason Hudson, 5th place-Intro Financial Math; Michael Payton, 2nd place- Intro Information Technology; Garrett Callahan, 3rd place- Public Speaking I; and Jayme Middleton, chapter president.

(Franklin, GA) — On Wednesday, February 11, over 400 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students from Region Seven descended upon Heard County High School for the Region Leadership Conference.

Students from 30 high schools competed in individual and team speaking and performance events at the Region Leadership Conference.

Students representing Heard County High School and placing were Jessalyn Miller competing in Business Communication (8th place), LeTesha Neace competing in Graphic Design (3rd place), Mason Hudson competing in Intro Financial Math (5th place), Michael Payton competing in Intro Information Technology (2nd place), Garrett Callahan competing in Intro Business Presentation (3rd place), and Caitlin Shelnutt competing in Future Business Leader (1st place).

Also participating were Carmen Elrod competing in Economics, Marty Talley competing in Intro Business Communication, and Avery Barnes competing in Public Speaking I.

In addition to the competitive events, there were workshops held for FBLA students. Mrs. Carla Starling conducted an informative March of Dimes workshop.

Heard County FBLA students and Bowdon FBLA students conducted motivational workshops designed and developed by their FBLA chapters.

Also, University of West Georgia presented a workshop about the benefits of the MOWR program and West Georgia Technical College presented an informational workshop about enrollment.

Mrs. Thompson, Heard High FBLA adviser, would like to thank all the judges from our local Heard County community who helped make this one of the best Region Leadership Conferences in many years, according to Monty Rhodes, FBLA State Executive Director.

Also there were many teachers who volunteered as event administrators as well as students, parents, and staff who volunteered as timekeepers, doorkeepers, building ambassadors and helped to serve a Chick-Fil-A dinner.

Mr. Tillman and the culinary students did an amazing job with the Hospitality refreshments. Mrs. Thompson would also like to thank each of them for volunteering.

A special thank you goes to Mr. Brent Tisdale, our principal, for being our Awards Ceremony announcer for the evening. Great job, Mr. Tisdale! Also the FBLA chapter along with Mrs. Thompson would like to thank Mr. Kay and the board for their continued support of FBLA.

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