Sonoraville High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) earned the 30 region awards, in the subjects of vocational, business and office education subjects, by taking an online test at their school Jan. 19.
FBLA ranked winners up to tenth place in some categories. The top competitors will be invited to attend the state conference in Atlanta during March.
Lisa Smith, Sonoraville High School FBLA advisor, said that she is proud of all her students.
“We doubled are results from last year. It was phenomenal the way they did,” Smith said. “We continue to set the higher standard at Sonoraville High School.”
Placing first were: Taylor Hicks, Collin Stoner, Landon Holmes and Katey Lynch.
Placing second were: Brandi Adams and Collin Stoner.
Placing third were: Erik Coleman, Anthony Mauro, Dustin Curtis, Andrea Shiney and Ethan Farist (in two events).
Placing fourth were: Elizabeth Ramirez, Brandi Adams, Josh Frisbee and Brooke Campbell.
Placing fifth: Garrett Gallman.
Placing sixth were: Dustin Curtis, Kailey Vaughn, Lauren Pack and Mary Long.
Placing seventh were: Kayla Carter and Amanda White.
Placing eighth: Eady Beth Connally.
Placing ninth were: Lauren Pack, Deidra Howard and Caitlin Landress.
Placing tenth were: Patricia Valladares and Andrew Lamb.
According to Smith, 17 of these students scored high enough to advance to the state competition, which will be held in Atlanta during March.
These students will also have an opportunity to visit the state capital and will have their picture taken with the governor, Smith said.
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“We are very excited,” said Sonoraville High School principal Bruce Potts. “I don’t know of a group that large that has had so many finishers in any event. That’s impressive.”