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Long Middle FBLA shines at state event
The Long County Middle FBLA chapter came home with many awards from a recent state competition. Sitting, from left, Mykala Jackson, Mackenzie Pattison, Lydia Williams, April Roach, TyTiana Johnson, Luis Robles and Amanda Sikes. Standing, Nicholas Bolick, Victoria Fentress, McKinleigh Allen, Stephani Caballero, Hannah Durrence and Essence Hill. Not pictured: Heather Jeffers and Shoronda Owens - photo by Photo provided.

Long County Middle Future Business Leaders of America finished in the top three of three categories at the State Leadership Competition on Feb. 24 in Perry. There were 27 students from the school who competed.
The chapter won first place for American enterprise, second place for community service and second place for chapter activities.
Long County Middle earned fifth place overall in the chapter of the year competition.
Amanda Sikes, adviser of Long County Middle School FBLA, won the Georgia FBLA Middle Level Outstanding Adviser of the Year honor. This award is presented to one adviser each year. Heather Jeffers also was recognized as an Outstanding Middle Level supporter based on the recommendation written by Sikes to the Georgia FBLA.
In addition to the chapter awards, several students received awards in individual and team events. Students placing first through fifth received plaques and medals and students placing sixth-10th received medals.

Individual-event winners
Lydia Williams — first place, creed recital; third place, electronic leadership portfolio
Mykala Jackson — third place, keyboarding applications 1
April Roach — sixth place, keyboarding applications 2
Nicholas Bolick — seventh place, impromptu speaking
Hannah Durrence — ninth place, parliamentary procedures
McKinleigh Allen — 10th place, FBLA concepts
Victoria Fentress — 10th place, employability skills

Team-event winners
TyTiana Johnson and Luis Robles — second place, video design
Mykala Jackson and Mackenzie Pattison — second place, website design
Essence Hill and April Roach — fourth place, website design
Stephani Caballero and Shoronda Owens — eighth place, video design

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