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West Forsyth students headed to state conference
West Forsyth High School FBLA
Pictured here are several of the students from West Forsyth High School recognized for their performance at the Region 11 Future Business Leaders of America conference. The event was held at North Forsyth High School. - photo by For the FCN

West Forsyth High School has announced the names of 19 students who will advance to compete at the state level in the Future Business Leaders of America conference. 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student organization designed to “bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs” according to the organization’s national website.

A press release from West Forsyth High School stated that students competed at the Region 11 Future Business Leaders of America conference at North Forsyth High School on Jan. 8 to earn five first place awards and four second place awards.

Students advancing to the state conference individually include: Holden Schaffer, first in economics; Hunter Schaffer, fifth economics; Varun Kumar, second in business communication; Korben Bauer, ninth in business communication; and Tyler Sedacca, first in sales presentation.

Students advancing to the state conference in team events include: Roshan Patel, second in banking and financial systems; Justin Maynard, second in banking and financial systems; Rishi Nair, second in business ethics; Austin Nguyen, second in business ethics; Yash Vaidya, second in business ethics; Zach Szvetecz, first in marketing; Ryan Evans, first in marketing; Imari Hawkins, first in social media campaign; Nicole Toole, first in social media campaign; Gavin Williams, first in website design; Erin FitzGibbon, first in website design; Nate Hughes, first in website design; Sam Dustin, second in website design; and Trent Falls, second in website design.