Lowndes Middle School students traveled to Coffee County High School for the Future Business Leaders of America Region Leadership Conference.
Students spent months preparing for the event under the leadership and instruction of Alvin Earp, FBLA coordinator for Lowndes Middle School, according to school officials.
Students join FBLA because they have a personal interest in student leadership, entrepreneurship and future business career ambitions, according to a school press release. Not only does participation in the club prepare them for their future, but it emphasizes the 21st century learning skills students need to thrive in the economic marketplace.
At the conference, students competed against others from 22 counties in Region 2. LMS students came home with 15 top five finishes which are also medal recipients. They had three sixth-place and two seventh-place finishes. Each student competed in two events.
– Blythe Lindsey, first-place elevator speech, second-place FBLA concepts.
– Leah Fletcher, first-place parliamentary procedures, fourth-place FBLA concepts.
– Raine Howell, first-place Microsoft Office concepts, third-place parliamentary procedures.
– Ginsey Lawlor, second-place business spelling.
– Annabelle Wade, fifth-place business spelling.
– Kyle White, second-place career exploration, second-place parliamentary procedures.
– Tanner Parks, third-place career exploration, fifth-place parliamentary procedures.
– Megan Gemma, fourth-place career exploration.
– Roslyn Felkins, fourth-place Microsoft Office concepts, fifth-place career exploration.
Sixth- and seventh-place finishers were Jaley Arnold, Ginsey Lawlor, Daniel Peterson, Addison White and Savannah Hitchner.