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Sandy Creek FBLA teams advance to Nationals

Nine Sandy Creek FBLA members attended the 2014 Georgia State FBLA State Leadership Conference after qualifying at the regional level. Six members won top honors and qualified to attend the 2014 FBLA National Leadership Conference. Front row, from left: Madison McNair, Saridh Galvan, Rosie Jamison, Tamara Lopez, Ellie Klarl, and Carlisle Vidourek. Back row, from left: Malcolm Woods, Sanjay Rampersaud and Jamarcus Mathis. Photo/Special.

Two teams from Sandy Creek High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter advanced to national competition after winning their respective events at the Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference held Mar. 14–15 in Atlanta. Ellie Klarl, Rosie Jamison, and Jamarcus Mathis won first place in Hospitality Management. Saridh Galvan, Tamara Lopez, and Carlisle Vidourek took top honors in Digital Design and Promotion. In addition, Jasmine Clark placed fifth in Intro to Business and ninth in Business Math.

The two winning teams, led by SCHS Career/Tech teacher Melanie Duncan, will compete June 28–July 2 at the 2014 FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, which will host over 8,000 students from around the world. The National Leadership Conference is the culmination of the year’s activities for FBLA members.

In addition to competing in 60 national events, attendees will participate in business-related and leadership-development workshops, tour business and corporate facilities, and elect officers. This school year marks the first year for Sandy Creek to have an FBLA chapter, which has over 70 active members.


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