SHS students represent FBLA at national conference
For several years running, the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Sylacauga High School has performed well at both the state and national competitions, and this year was no exception.

SHS FBLA was represented by about 20 students at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on June 27-30 – where more than 8,500 future business leaders from around the country and the world gathered to ignite innovation.

Brenlee Richardson, an upcoming junior at SHS, received fifth place in the Public Speaking I competition on June 30.

“It was amazing to see more than 8,500 students from around the country who were so passionate about what they were doing,” Richardson said. “I wish every student at Sylacauga High School would take advantage of the opportunity to participate in FBLA. As a result of this invaluable experience, I am motivated to pursue my passion in public speaking and am even more confident of my future success in school and the real world.”

In addition, Randie Caroline Caine, Madisyn Vincent, Josh Miller, Erin Martin, Meaghan Pearce, Taylor Davis, Melissa Huynh, Chelsie Trucks, Nina Vazquez, Serena Murphree, Niki Parrish, Luke Terrell, Kaitlin Robinson, Lyndsey Davis, and Makenzie Roberson attended the conference and competed in their respective events. Roberson represented not only the SHS FBLA chapter but also the state of Alabama as the FBLA District 5 vice president.

SHS FBLA chapter advisers traveling to the conference were Tyler Laye, Carol Sprayberry and Christie Caine. Laye said they are proud of the students who attended the conference and look forward to another successful year for the SHS and Alabama FBLA chapters.

FBLA is the largest and oldest student business organization in the nation. For more information regarding FBLA, FBLA professional membership or partnership opportunities, contact Laye at 256-872-5607 or
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