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The Kossuth High School Future Business Leaders of America showcased their skills and talents at the Northern District Conference held at Northeast Mississippi Community College last week. This conference serves as a platform for creativity, teamwork, and knowledge in a series of challenging competitions.

For the members of KHS FBLA, participation in this conference is not merely about winning accolades but also about meeting new people, personal and professional growth, and learning from both success and setbacks.

This year, the chapter has several brand new members who came on strong with eagerness and excitement. As a result, an outstanding 25 out of 29 competitors qualified for the state conference slated for April.

6th Place

  • Introduction to Financial Math - Carson Rausch
  • Hospitality and Event Management - Jordyn Childers, Anna Brock, Lydia Stewart

5th Place

  • Introduction to Marketing Concepts - Madison Lewis

4th Place 

  • Job Interview - Riley Mullins
  • Public Speaking - Ella Mills

3rd Place 

  • Public Policy - Bianca Perez
  • Business Communications - Tristan Bowen
  • Introduction to Business Procedures - Chelsey Thrasher
  • Business Calculations - Brody Hajek

2nd Place

  • Introduction to Business Communications - Cache King
  • Securities and Investments - Gavin Smith
  • Impromptu Speaking - Grant Bolton
  • Sports & Entertainment Management - Sally Kate Gardner, Maddie Mask, Anabelle Marlar
  • Personal Finance - Ethan Kimbrough

1st Place

  • Parliamentary Procedure - Ali Newman, Avery Parvin, Natalie Simmons, Kate McCormack, Kate Johnsey
  • Organizational Leadership - Ava Fortune
  • Introduction to Informational Technology - Carter Wilbanks

With the addition of several  who are competing in state only competitions, the KHS chapter will have over forty students taking part in the state conference in April. To add to that, Kossuth will be well-represented with two state officer candidates. Junior Kate McCormack is running for our Mississippi Northern District Vice President, while junior Emma Crabb will be seeking the office of State Parliamentarian. 

The KHS FBLA Advisors, Mrs. Myra Barnes and Mrs. Julie Mitchell, are both very proud of this year's chapter, and look forward to seeing them excel at state conference! 

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