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Walker FBLA student compete at state
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The Walker Middle School FBLA individual state-level winners are: Melissa Powell, Hannah Golden, Natalie Pattison, Britney Milton, Tanner Dunham, Mathew Rowe, Chris Carter and Josiah Jeffers. Love Turner, Jashaun Cochran and Marquis Dixon are not pictured. - photo by Photo provided.

On Friday, 29 Walker Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Macon. Eleven students placed on the state level, FBLA advisor Amanda Sikes said. Each student who earned a first- through fifth-place finish received a plaque and a medal. Students who finished in sixth through 10th place received a medal.
Club awards
• In the community service category, Walker Middle School’s FBLA won first place in the state for conducting a blanket drive. The entry was written by Britney Milton and Ruby Norman.
• In the activities category, Walker won second place in the state for hosting meetings, fundraisers, socials, parties, guest speakers and other events. The entry was written by Hannah Golden.
• Walker Middle School FBLA also placed fourth overall in the state. Each club earns points throughout the year for activities and Walker had the fourth-highest total, Sikes said.
Individual awards
• Mathew Rowe: third place in small group public speaking
• Mathew Rowe: seventh place in state public speaking
• Hannah Golden: fourth place in creed recital
• Hannah Golden: fourth place in employability skills
• Josiah Jeffers: ninth place in business concepts
• Chris Carter: third place in business concepts
• Team of Marquis Dixon and Melissa Powell: sixth place in computer slide show PowerPoint
• Britney Milton: ninth place in employability skills
• JaShuan Cochran: seventh place in FBLA concepts
• Tanner Dunham: fifth place in keyboarding application
• Love Turner: 10th place in personal financial concepts
• Natalie Pattison: ninth place in proofreading and editing

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