Future Business Leaders advance to State

Knox Central students tested and proved their business skills and knowledge during the Region 6 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference held on March 8.

The conference, held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, is focused on preparing next-generation business leaders through competitive events.  Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth.

Knox Central earned first place honors in five events, second place in one event, and third place in five events.   The students now advance to the State Leadership Conference to be held April 8-10 in Louisville.

First Place Winners:

  • Banking and Financial Systems
    Whitney Broughton, Morgan George, and Kelsey Engle
  • Computer Problem Solving
    Austin Doolin
  • Desktop Publishing
    Paige Cobb and Austin Hodge
  • Help Desk
    Zachary Mitchell
  • Spreadsheet Applications
    Chris Gibson

Second Place Winner:

  • Word Processing II
    David Garrison

Third Place Winners:

  • Accounting I
    Amber Wilson
  • Economics
    Devon Hurley
  • FBLA Principles and Procedures
    Blaine Wyatt
  • Health Care Administration
    Haleigh Grubb
  • Technology Concepts
    Lee Frazier

Also competiting at State in the Business Plan chapter event are Kimberly Brown, Chelsa Gray, and  Zachary Mitchell.