Chester County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) represented the school at regional, state and national competitions over the last few months. FBLA is a student-led organization that promotes leadership and prepares students for many business careers through academic competitions, workshops, networking and community service.

Earlier this year, 17 club members earned ribbons at the Regional Conference at Union University in Jackson, Jan. 16. First place winners were Ben Arnold in Accounting II, Christopher Canaday in Cybersecurity, Christopher McDaniel in Business Law, Jada Whitaker in Introduction to Business Communications, Gideon McManus and David Showers in Sports and Entertainment Management. Second place winners were Eli Davis in Accounting II, Nicholas Gleason in Economics, and Joshua Turner in Introduction to Information Technology. Third place winners were Caraline Roges in Introduction to Financial Math, Meskelo Smith in Impromptu Speaking and Trenton Sweeney in Computer Problem Solving. Sixth place winners were Michael Moody in Political Science, Bryce Morris in Advertising, and RileeKat Vest in Organizational Leadership.

In March, 13 FBLA members attended the State Leadership Conference in Chattanooga. Four competitors received trophies, including Canaday, first in Cybersecurity; Arnold, third in Accounting II; Nicholas Gleason, third in Economics; and Davis, fourth in Accounting II.

Canaday represented CCHS at the FBLA National Conference June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas. Canaday competed in Cybersecurity, attended business leadership workings and participated in the March of Dimes Mini-Walk to help end premature births.

Harvette Croom, retiring FBLA advisor, stated, “I have been honored to mentor and travel with such a wonderful group. I am very proud of their success.”

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