Two Houston County schools won big at state Future Business Leaders of America events.
Veterans High claimed several awards and recognitions at the State Leadership Conference in March. Junior Jada Bolden was elected state parliamentarian for the central region for 2017-2018 and will attend the Institute for Leaders on June 28–29. Junior Mackenzie Coffee was chosen as the Region 5 officer.
Sherry Johnson, the school’s assistant principal and supervisor for career, technical and agricultural education, received the award for Georgia FBLA Administrator of the Year, and Veterans was named Bronze Level Chapter of the Year.
Junior Trevor Johnson received third place for public speaking II. He and Bolden will go to the national event in California on June 29-July 2. In addition, 20 Veterans students were recognized in the business achievement category for leadership.
Perry Middle School took home six top 10 awards in the Middle Level State Leadership Conference in February, for grades five through eight.
Abigail Phillips won first place in the community service project category; the school won a second place team award in the Monopoly tournament; and Kaylee Stone got second place in desktop publishing.
Phillips and Stone won fourth place in webpage creation; Malaysia Ford, seventh place in invention convention; and Leah Kearse, eighth in spreadsheet.