On April 7through April 9 fifty Grundy County High School students traveled to the Marriott hotel in Chattanooga for their state-level competitive events for the Future Business Leaders of America. These students competed in events that varied from Client Service to Digital Video Production.
Of the competing students Grundy County brought home several winning places. Senior Ben Brewer placed fourth in Database Spreadsheet. Sophomore Alex Martin placed fourth in Information Technology.
Five students, Jaia Barrett, Sam Cassidy, Whitney Green, Cain Higgins, and Emily Masters, challenged themselves in the event of Parliamentary Procedure and placed second.
Senior Jacob Mansfield, FBLA Historian, presented his scrapbook at the state conference and placed fourth in the event.
Senior William Tyler Land, FBLA State Vice President, placed first as the state’s “Mr. Future Business Leader”.
For the fourth time, Junior Emily Masters placed in the event of Parliamentary Procedure in an open event in addition to her performance with her team. Emily placed third at the state open this past round.
Senior Breana Green and Sophomore Megan Haynes both made it into finals in their competitive event. Breana competed in Digital Design and Promotion and Megan in Client Service.
In addition, the Grundy students witnessed the induction of another state officer. Miss Emily Masters was inducted as Region 6 President. She stood on stage for the first time as President along with William Land as he took to the state stage for the last time as Tennessee State Vice President.
FBLA not only competes and fosters the next generation’s leaders, but they also cultivate students’ compassion. FBLA holds many charity events. One of these charities is the March of Dimes, a charity focused on research and aid for premature born children. GCHS selected senior representative Jacob Mansfield to donate the chapter’s $150 to this charity at the opening session of the conference.
On June 27, the state winners will travel to Nashville for the FBLA National Conference. During the five-day event, they will compete against the best and brightest from across the country. Congratulations and best wishes for all of the students moving on to Nationals.