TCS students had great success during the recent Future Business Leaders of America Regional Competition, with 13 individuals placing during the event.
West Middle School had nine of its students place highly at regionals, earning a spot in the state competition to be held April 3-6 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tullahoma High School also saw four students receive high honors in the regional competition.
At the middle school level, Thomas Anderson placed first in Financial Literacy while Jossalyn Garcia nabbed first in FBLA Mission and Pledge. Kiley Earhart finished first in Digital Citizenship and Jonah Vallejos took the top spot in Business Etiquette. Edward Henry placed first in Career Exploration, Jessica Jones captured first in Elevator Speech and Hayden Good finished first in Running an Effective Meeting. Additionally, Ava Duncan placed second in FBLA Concepts, while Kamiriya Johnson placed third in Learning Strategies.
“I am extremely excited by the success of these regional competitors,” said West Middle School FBLA Advisor Franklin Cammack. “We have been meeting every Tuesday all school year, and seeing this many first-place victories is a testament to all of that hard work. Plus, some of our first place efforts weren’t close, with 20-30 point gaps between first and second place.”
Brady Welch and Kayleigh Williams left regionals at the high school level with first-place performances. Williams took the top spot in the Hospitality and Event Management, while Welch finished first in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure. Jackson Clemens also placed second in Accounting I, while Elizabeth Womack captured fourth place in Introduction to Public Speaking.
“When we look at what Tullahoma stands for, we always talk about character, integrity and leadership. These four students displayed all of those qualities at regionals,” said THS Principal Jason Quick. “For them to place as highly as they did at regionals shows each student’s character and their high leadership abilities. We are proud of these students and the way they represented Tullahoma; their futures are bright.”