At a glance
The following Forsyth County high school students have advanced to the state level FBLA competition in late March.
• Lambert: Ashton Braddock, Ian Brown, Ben Collins, Dillon Cromwell, Haley Davis, Jarrod Davis, Tyler Flaim, Lauren Godleski, Steven Grambergs, Kelsey Halverson, Ryan Han, Carson Hoard, Kyle Horton, Patrick Joyce, Kaitlin Kidwell, Taylor Lanier, Alex Lee, Ricky Merchant, Amit Nainani, Peter Reilly, Clayton Roell, Ashley Romero, Juan Saldana, Daniel Sung, Preston Taylor, James Whelan and Ben Waters
• North Forsyth: Andrew Hiltbrand, Kory Hickox, Kyle Hickox, Josh Kimbral, Jessie Reed, Chad Rush and Lane Yates
• South Forsyth: David Bishop, Kelsey Eitel, Maadisan Herslebs and David Rojo
• West Forsyth: Abby Davis, Sarah Eagan, Alex Ferrara, Marshall Hahn, Chris Hamn, Adam Harrison-Trent, Kyle Jones, Matt Jones, Josh Nicholson, Vlad Shevtsov, Josh Sobtoka, Matthew Stowers, Andrew Walsh and Graham Wright
Note: Forsyth Central doesn’t have a FBLA chapter.
— Source: Forsyth County Schools
Some 250 future business leaders from Forsyth and Gwinnett county high schools took part in a recent competition at North Forsyth High.
It was the fourth year in a row the school played host to a regional Future Business Leaders of America competition.
NFHS’ FBLA adviser Shannon Anderson-Rush said the region, which includes just the two counties, is one of 15 throughout the state.
Some of the winners from the Jan. 25 competition will move on to state level competition in Atlanta next month.
"Who advances to state varies by event, based on score and number of competitors in our region versus other regions," Anderson-Rush said.
In total, Forsyth schools will send more than 50 students to the state event.
Anderson-Rush said all Forsyth schools, with the exception of Forsyth Central which doesn’t have an FBLA chapter, took part in the regional competition.
"Lambert especially was very impressive," she said. "They took the second most awards overall."
As far as North students, Anderson-Rush said they "like having the competition at their school."
"They get to serve as timekeepers and doorkeepers, so they really enjoy it," she said.
Among the competition categories was public speaking, in which some students gave prepared speeches while others presented impromptu ones.
Others events, Anderson-Rush said, included client services, in which students were presented with business problems they had to solve on behalf of their "clients," the judges.
There were also several testing events, in which students took examinations on computers. Some of the areas tested included economics, business communications and business math.