Rotarian Vernon Hardy introduced Jessica Smith, Business Teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Adviser for Emanuel County Institute at the February 22, 2016 meeting of the Swainsboro Rotary.  Hardy provided a summary of the history of the Future Business Leaders of America at ECI and thanked Mrs. Smith for her tremendous work in with the ECI FBLA.  Mrs. Smith then introduced each of the FBLA competitors as they rendered their winning speeches to the Rotary group.

Beginning the presentation was 7th grade member, Sarah Beth Kersey.  Sarah Beth competed in Middle-level Public Speaking and placed 1st at Region.  Also competing at the Middle-level was Zera Edenfield, an 8th grade student.  Zera competed in Creed and placed 1st at Region.  Sarah Beth and Zera will compete at the state conference on February 23.

Autumn Jordan, a 12th grade student at ECI competed in Public Speaking II and placed 1st at Region.  Lauren Sherrod and Calissa Mason, both 9th grade students delivered their Introduction to Business Presentation competition project.  Lauren and Calissa placed 3rd at Region.  High School students will compete at state competition in Athens on March 7.

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