The Thomson High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America came home with the gold, literally.
FBLA went to the Region Leadership Conference in Swainsboro on Jan. 23, and took home many awards. The following members competed in a performance event that day or in an objective test earlier in the month: Carmen Anderson, Shantanique Bailey, Anthoney Brown, Jerrica Bell, Beth Cheely, Scott Cook, Marquez Hill, Kalyn Kitchings, Ronald Lazenby, Jordan Lewis, Jasmine Lott, Nijimeka Morgan, Lindsay Rogillio and Christine Usry. Advisers Emily Foss and Ebony Sanders also attended.
THS dominated the personal finance competition, which was a first time event. Lindsay Rogillio placed first, Carmen Anderson placed second, and Christine Usry took home a fourth place medal. In business communications, Kalyn Kitchings placed second and Anthoney Brown placed fourth.
Several THS FBLA members competed in team and performance events. The business ethics team consisted of Jerrica Bell, Jordan Lewis and Jasmine Lott. They had 20 minutes to analyze a case study, five minutes to present it, and took home a second place medal. Marquez Hill and Kalyn Kitchings debated on the topic of nationalized healthcare and stole the show. They won second place.
Carmen Anderson, Anthoney Brown and Christine Usry did a business presentation on conducting business in Saudi Arabia and placed third. All competitors will advance to the State Leadership Conference in Athens on March 13-14.
THS FBLA members will sell cookie dough in the coming weeks and continue to sell THS spirit items to help pay for the state competition. Sponsorships and donations are welcomed.