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Lenoir County Public Schools: Schools High Schools Students take regional FBLA honors on way to state contest

Students take regional FBLA honors on way to state contest

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A dozen LCPS high school students and eight from Frink Middle School earned honors during the FBLA Regional Competitive Events session held Saturday at Kinston High School and will take their skills to state-level competition in March.

More than a hundred high school and middle school students, representing Future Business Leaders of America chapters from schools in 12 counties, competed in business-related events like public speaking, interview skills, word processing and accounting.

Regional winners from LCPS were:

Kinston High School -- Brandon Standley, first place, Future Business Leader; Cameron Thomas, second place, job interview; Ashley Avery, third place, word processing; and Amanda Lionelli, fourth place, business calculations.

North Lenoir High School -- Kailey Brown, first place, accounting; Yahteja Strayhorn, second place, public speaking; Jessica Lanier, third place, job interview; LaQuisha Knockett, fourth place, Future Business Leader; and Amaya Santifer and Justyn Warren, fourth place, FBLA T-shirt design.

South Lenoir High School -- Isaiah Dawkins, third place, Future Business Leader, and Skylar Moody, fourth place, job interview.

Frink Middle School -- Dacia Homes, second place, FBLA creed; Elaina Smith, second place, business communications; Courtney Humphrey, second place, public speaking; Gabby Sutton, third place, business math; Kimberly Vasquez-Marin, third place, business communications; Shane Swindell, fourth place, business math; Christian Moore, fourth place, career exploration; and Jasmine Moore, fourth place, FBLA creed. All Frink students who competed earned awards.

State competition will be held March 23-25 in Greensboro among students who qualified through the event in Kinston and other regional competitions.

Saturday's event marked the first time Kinston High has hosted a regional FBLA competition. KHS student Brandon Standley, current FBLA regional vice president, presided over the event. It was organized by the high school's FBLA club and advisor Gina Cousins and involved as judges many district and school administrators and community volunteers.

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