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Blue Ridge FBLA chapter wins state recognition

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Blue Ridge FBLA chapter wins state recognition
The Blue Ridge High School Future Business Leaders Association chapter received recognition in several competitive events at the FBLA State Leadership Conferences held in Charleston recently. The competitive events were part of a two-day program for FBLA members from around the state. The chapter had 28 members attending the two-day conference. Students placing 1st-3rd in their competition qualified to compete at the 2014 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

The following students qualified to attend the national conference: Jaclyn Kellems and Ryan Teems, 1st Place in Desktop Publishing; Taylor Holton, 1st Place in Electronic Career Portfolio; Savannah Reeves, 1st Place in Word Processing; Karlee Gibson and Abby Roth, 2nd Place in Digital Design and Promotion; Heather Fitch and Charlee Wilkerson, 2nd Place in Public Service Announcement; marc Western, 2nd Place in E-Business; Mary Anna Case and Courtney LeHew, 3rd Place in E-Business; and Jon Andrews, Taylor Holton, and Darrin Andrews, 3rd Place in Community Service Project.

Karlee Gibson and Abby Roth each received $750 scholarships from Johnson & Wales University.

Some of the other competitions that the students participated in were Business Communication, Business Presentation, Emerging Business Issues, Job Interview and Web Site Design. We are very proud that all of our students placed in the Top Ten of their competition area.

The Blue Ridge High chapter of FBLA is led by Stephanie Casey and has more than 40 active members. Chapter officers are Alyson Craig, president; Karlee Gibson, vice-president; Jaclyn Kellems, secretary; Heather Fitch, treasurer; Abby Roth, reporter; Charlee Wilkerson, historian; and Marc Western, parliamentarian.

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