Samantha Salyer, an upcoming senior at Knox Central High School, took fourth place in Word Processing II at the Future Business Leaders of America national conference held in Orlando. The competition, held June 28 – July 1, was part a summer leadership program for FBLA members consisting of workshops and seminars with a focus on breaking barriers for the next generation of leaders.
Salyer advanced to the national conference after competing in the regional and state competitions held last school year. Also competing at the national conference but not placing was Tasha Stewart, a recent graduate of Knox Central, and Austin Doolin, an upcoming junior. Stewart had previously won in Computer Applications and Doolin had won in the Networking Concepts event.
“We are especially proud of Samantha, Tasha, and Austin as they competed against students from across the country,” said Frank Shelton, co-adviser for the Knox Central FBLA chapter. “It was a great learning experience for them and a chance to show everyone that our students can compete and win at the highest levels.”
The Word Processing II event consisted of being able to correctly format various business documents in a set amount of time and a multiple choice test. Two students from each state qualified to compete in the event. There were over 8,000 attendees at this year’s national conference.
Students interested in participating in Future Business Leaders of America during the upcoming school year should contact advisers Frank Shelton or Virgena Rhodes at Knox Central for membership information.