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What We Did This Summer
Monday, 19 August 2013


August 19--  Students are back in school and some members of the Toombs County High School Future Business Leaders of America have some stories to telll about their trip to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California this summer.

Image(L-R) Jacob Rowland, Michala Coursey and Addison Baldree joined 9,000 other FBLA leaders at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Three members of the Toombs County Chapter of FBLA attended in leadership and competitor roles. Michala Coursey, 2013-14 Georgia State Officer South Area Vice President, began her term in office as she met with competitors to encourage their best performance as they entered the competition areas. She also served as a voting delegate in the Southern Region elections for National Officers for next year.

Local Chapter President Addison Baldree and Georgia Region 2 Officer Jacob Rowland received awards and pins for completing the America Level of the Business Achievement Awards National Program, a program of four levels of FBLA active involvement in the areas of Service, Progress, and Education in their school, community, state, and nation. Both young men also competed in national competitions.  Addison competed in Business Calculations and Jacob competed in FBLA Principles and Procedures and both served as southern region voting delegates.

For the seventh consecutive year, the TCHS FBLA Chapter was recognized as a National Outstanding Chapter and a recipient of the Hollis & Kitty Guy Gold Seal National Chapter Award of Merit which recognizes the top local chapters in the nation. FBLA Chapter Adviser Kathy O’Neal received these awards on behalf of the chapter.  The weeklong conference ended with the induction of the National Officers with Cole Simmons of Georgia FBLA to serve as National President for 2013-14.

The career technology student organization Future Business Leaders of America prepares business students for business & community leadership careers.  FBLA is a vital integrated, co-curricular part of the Business and Computer Science Program with a quarter of a million business student members nationwide. To become a member, students must take a business course and pay state and national dues.


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