Hillgrove Future Business Leaders of America Team Places 2nd at Regional Competition

Hillgrove High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team (Pictured from Left to Right) (Back Row): Shania Lee, 12th grade; Jordyn Burrell, 11th grade; Destini Deinde-Smith, 12th grade; Blair Hadley, 10th grade; (Middle Row) Joyia Collins, 11th grade; Jamaar Germany, 12th grade; Zac Clark, 10th grade (Front Row) Kelly Ho, 9th grade; Yasmeen Hart, 9th grade; and Jacob Seitel, 10th grade.

Hillgrove High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team placed second in a regional competition January 11. The region includes schools from Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, Heard, Paulding and Polk counties. Hillgrove students also plan to compete against other students at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in March.

In the regional event, Hillgrove students competed in accounting, business calculations, business plan, entrepreneurship, financial math, marketing, web page design and business presentation skills.

“I feel privileged to lead such a group of awe-inspiring students,” said Hillgrove FBLA advisor Lavita Williams. “This is our fourth year competing, and each year students have encouraged each other to increase their knowledge and participation. This year we had 30 students compete in 20 different categories. I attribute their success to students starting to create ideas in September and pushing to meet their goals by December.”

The goal of FBLA is to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, strengthen the confidence of students, in themselves and their work, and to create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.

“As we prepare for the State Leadership Conference, our main focus is to represent the Cobb County School District and show others our Hillgrove motto of ‘deliberate success’ in areas of business, leadership and technology,” added Williams.