FBLA Northern Leadership Conference

The Future Business Leaders of Alcorn Central High School traveled to Booneville, MS on February 7 to attend the Northern District Leadership Conference with MS FBLA.

Students from grades 9-12 joined up to take tests, give speeches, and design models to showcase their business knowledge in a wide variety of business related fields. Students could compete in an array of individual or group events. 

Each students goal for the conference held at Northeast Mississippi Community College was to advance to the state leadership conference in April. In order to advance, students must place in the top six of their respective category. ACHS had several club members meet and even exceed the expectations they had going in. Twenty-two students have qualified to move to the state level. Some senior club members who did not place will have the option to compete in a state only event. Those will be decided in the near future. 

Following are the results of the competition.

First Place 
John Mask - Organizational Leadership

Second Place
Laynie Boren - Introduction to Business
Taylor Poindexter - Introduction to Business Communications

Third Place
Michaela Holt - Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
Jordan Huff - Business Communications
Hunter Hughes, Eli Ferrell & Hunter Thomas - Sports & Entertainment Management

Fourth Place
Maddi Warren - Business Law
Emilee Manahan, Julianna Potts & John Rilee Williams - Entrepreneurship 

Fifth Place
Jake Pearson - Political Science
Ben Williams - Personal Finance
Hannah Adams & Anna Grace Reed - Global Business

Sixth Place
Ellora Dixon & Alaina Gass - Hospitality Management

MS FBLA State Leadership Conference will be held at the Marriot Downtown Jackson on the days of April 2-4. Students will leave campus accompanied by their advisors: Twila Bridges, Angie Grisham, and Heather Arnold. Individual and Corporate sponsorships are welcome. The club would appreciate every avenue of support!

Article by
John Mask, FBLA President