Several South Forsyth High School students were recognized with top honors on July 2 at the Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
Three South students – Anish Bikmal, Michael George and Rohan Rege – received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program. Bikmal placed first in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, and George and Rege finished ninth in the Banking and Financial Systems team category.
South students Omkar Waingankar, Anjali Atluru, Vaiishnavi Selvamuthukumuran and Vishli Prabhu also received recognition, with Waingankar winning the American level business achievement award and Atluru, Selvamuthukumuran and Prabhu receiving the Achievement level award in community service.
“These students are the best of the best when competing and winning at the national level,” South FBLA Advisor Carla Yonk said.
FBLA is a student business organization and nonprofit education association with more than 250,000 members and advisors in more than 6,500 middle school, high school and college chapters worldwide. Georgia’s FBLA chapter is the largest in the nation.
The entire South chapter also attained national recognition, receiving the Chapter Challenge award, Outstanding Chapter award and Hollis and the Kitty Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit.
More than 9,000 students from all over the U.S. and world attended the conference to enhance their business skills and participate in more than 65 business and business-related competitive events. The competitions and the awards given are part of a program sponsored by FBLA that rewards excellence in business and career-related areas.