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Forsyth County News
Forsyth County students fared well during a recent Future Business Leaders of America national competition.

They were among the some 7,500 state finalists who competed during the 58th annual National Leadership Conference, held June 25-28 in Anaheim, Calif.

South Forsyth High School student Josh Sanders took home first-place honors and a $750 check for his project in economics.

Students from North Forsyth High School’s FBLA chapter received second place for their project in the American enterprise category. The team included Greg Jones, Aanal Patel and Keyla Santos.

Lauren Barnes, Morgan LeQuire and Christopher Rush, also from North Forsyth, competed in the community service project category.

Natalie Hoza and Taylor Pruitt competed in business plan, while Rush also took part in technology concepts.

In addition, Forsyth Central High School students Shelby Balius and Luis Vasquez also attended the competition, participating in the management decision-making category.

According to its Web site, Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit education association “with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.”

The national competition “recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas,” according to the Web site.