A group of Lexington-Richland School District Five students earned top honors in this year’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference. Students competed in various events and had the opportunity to attend virtual workshops.

FBLA chapter members from Dutch Fork High School and Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet attended.

School District Five state FBLA awards include:

First Place
Advertising: Rebecca Wang (Dutch Fork High)
Computer Problem Solving: Laurence Miao (Dutch Fork High)
Healthcare Administration: Ahalya Muraleedharan (Dutch Fork High)
Insurance and Risk Management: Aryan Parmar (Dutch Fork High)
Introduction to Financial Math: Sakyo Maeda (Dutch Fork High)
Organizational Leadership: Kathryn Bishop (Spring Hill High)
Securities & Investments: Austin Huang (Dutch Fork High)
Supply Chain Management: Jessie Zhao (Dutch Fork High)

Second Place
Business Communication: Alison Kong (Dutch Fork High)
Economics: Vishwa Diwan (Spring Hill High)
Introduction to Financial Math: Caroline Huang (Dutch Fork High)
Personal Finance: Anna Siebers (Dutch Fork High)

Third Place
Introduction to Financial Math: Andy Yang (Dutch Fork High)
Organizational Leadership: Emma Smith (Spring Hill High)
Personal Finance: John Bennett (Spring Hill High)

Fourth Place
Accounting I: Anthony Campbell (Dutch Fork High)
Advertising: Braden Harris (Spring Hill High)
Introduction to Financial Math: Shelby McIntyre (Dutch Fork High)

Fifth Place
Personal Finance: Cade Stocker (Spring Hill High)
Political Science: Hailey Frick (Spring Hill High)

Sixth Place
Website Design: Jay Welbon (Dutch Fork High).

Dutch Fork High School student Aryan Parmar was elected as the FBLA State District 2 Vice President.

“I am proud of these students and the time and work they invested in preparing for the FBLA competitive events since early October,” said Sandra Cassell, Dutch Fork High School’s FBLA advisor. “The preparation is above and beyond the requirements of their regular class schedules. The students represent the best of School District Five in their academic excellence, leadership, and community service activities.”

FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.

The national conference is June 29 – July 2. Members who placed first through fourth are eligible to compete.

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