On Monday, March 8, 2021, six Harris County Carver Middle School (HCCMS) students learned of their top ten finishes in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) State Leadership Virtual Award Ceremony.
The HCCMS students gathered in the classroom of their teacher and chapter advisor, Mike Darbe, to attend the conference to learn the results of their hard work and preparation.
The HCCMS 2021 FBLA state award winners are:
9th place – Career Exploration: Carson Weddington, 8th grade
8th place – Digital Citizenship: Eli Edwards, 7th grade
7th place – Desktop Publishing: Sarah Ligon, 7th grade; Madelyn Carey, 7th grade; Kaydence Gardner, 7th grade
4th place – Computer Applications: Bailee Davis, 8th grade
2nd place – Desktop Publishing: Ella Hughes, not pictured; Bella Zuerner, 8th grade; Durin Hardin
1st place – Desktop Publishing: Chloe Mathis, 8th grade; Kierra Macon, 8th grade; Kaitlin Lawrence, 8th grade
FBLA of HCCMS spent most of January and the first couple weeks in February preparing for this prestigious competition. The state competition was conducted in February 2021, which includes competitive events by online exam such as Business Etiquette, Computer Concepts, Business Math and Financial Literacy, to name a few. Some students competed in a skills event such as Desktop Publishing, Computer Applications, and Critical Thinking.
“FBLA students understand the importance of placing in the state competitions. It is a big accomplishment and students realize the significance,” Darbe shared. “Due to COVID-19, FBLA of Georgia for Middle Level grades made the decision to go virtual through the entire school year. While we missed traveling to events, FBLA didn’t miss a beat. They provided members the opportunities that they always have, just modified to ensure student and adult safety. And the changes didn’t deter our student members. We are proud of their accomplishments.”