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Walker Middle students learn about leadership, pick up first-place awards
WEBBI FBLA leaders
From left: FBLA advisers Julia Smiley and Amanda Sikes, Elijah Joseph, Jashaun Cochran, Johari Hutchison, Mathew Rowe, Maegan Deloach, Natalie Pattison, Hannah Gordon and Jamie Wilson recently traveled to Athens for the groups fall leadership conference. - photo by Photo provided.

Officers in Walker Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America traveled to Athens on Nov. 10-11 to attend a fall leadership conference.
The eight officers attended two leadership workshops to help them prepare for this school year. Five of the officers also competed in a middle-level Monopoly tournament, and three competed in open-events testing in computer concepts, business spelling and parliamentary procedures.
Walker Middle FBLA was awarded first place for its membership display board and membership recruitment bulletin board design. The bulletin board was produced by Hannah Gordon, Hannah Williams and Madison Steen.
Walker Middle School also was recognized recently for being the ninth-largest middle-level chapter in the United States, with 104 members in grades five through eight. 
Several businesses in the area sponsored the Walker Middle FBLA scholarship basket for the Athens competition. The baskets were auctioned to raise money for Georgia FBLA scholarships.
Walker Middle FBLA said it would like to thank Mascot Pecan Company in Glennville, Claxton Fruitcake Bakery in Claxton, Kadee’s Korner in Ludowici and Owl Tree Designs (Laurie Thornton) in Jesup for their generous donations.

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