Smith-Cotton High School FBLA students earned 16 medals, including two first place finishes, in the District 10 competition, held virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 17, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Junior Gannon Perkins won the Public Speaking competition and was third in Accounting 1. Freshman Kush Patel was first in Word Processing and took fifth place in Intro to Financial Math.

They will be joined by Regina Robinson (third, Intro to Business Communications) and Faith Johnson (fifth, Journalism) in the Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference competitions, which will take place virtually in April.

S-C FBLA Advisor Bryant Lazenby said: “I couldn't be more proud of this group of students. Participation in organizations took a hit this year due to COVID, but this group of young leaders were determined and that showed today. Each of these projects took place outside of class on the student's own time.:

Other S-C medalists included:
Digital Video Production: Blake Osteen, second
Public Service Announcement: Gabbie Love, second
Graphic Design: Regina Robinson, third
Intro to Social Media Strategy: Spencer Homan and Jacelyn Lancaster, third
Publication Design: Maggy Evans, third
Sports & Entertainment Marketing: Kelsey Anderson and Joe Rodriguez, fourth
Broadcast Journalism: Faith Johnson and Emma Dillon, fifth

Dillon also was elected the District 10 vice president of membership.

“To walk away with 16 medals in 14 different events is an impressive accomplishment in our FBLA district of 30 schools and over 430 different competitors,” Lazenby said.

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