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April 7-- The Toombs County High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America spent an exciting weekend in Atlanta at the State Leadership Conference where the chapter was recognized as a Superior Gold Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row.

{mosimage}(L-R) Desiree Coplin, Haley Edge, Kyle Toole, South Area Vice President MichalaCoursey, Local Chapter President Addison Baldree, Jacob Rowland, Region 2 President Dustin Wingard, Myka Johnson, and Cheyenne Jackson

After many exhilarating competitions, workshops—one of which was led by chapter member Jacob Rowland—and an intense campaign for the election of the 2013-14 state officers, the event ended with the Awards Ceremony Saturday night. 

In the awards received by the chapter, Addison Baldree was honored as a Georgia FBLA Who’s Who Honorable Mention and a recipient of the Community Service Award of Merit, Dustin Wingard received a $500 scholarship for FBLA Outstanding Member, Mariela Villa placed 3rd in the state in Public Speaking I, and  Jacob Rowland placed 5th in FBLA Principles and Procedures and 9th in Hospitality Management. 

Myka Johnson, Desiree Coplin, and Breanna Mitchum were recognized for completing the Future Level, Michala Coursey for completing the Business and Leader Levels, and Jacob Rowland for completing the Leader and America Levels of the Business Achievement Awards.

Region 2 President Dustin Wingard and Region 2 Secretary Michala Coursey were acknowledged for their contributions to the state chapter in their individual roles throughout the year. 

The final highlight of the evening for the chapter was the election and swearing in of Michala Coursey as the Georgia South Area Vice President State Officer for next year.  She will represent the chapter and Georgia FBLA in her new role at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California in June. Jacob Rowland will also be attending the conference to receive national recognition for having completed all four levels of the Business Achievement Awards.

The Chapter is led by Adviser Kathy O’Neal, a Business and Computer Science teacher atToombs County High School.