Co-Lin students claim high honors at FBLA national competition

Co-Lin students claim high honors at FBLA national competition Picture

July 21, 2023

Co-Lin students in the Future Business Leaders of America Collegiate organization (previously called Phi Beta Lambda) recently competed at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA and walked away with high honors. Co-Lin students were among more than 14,000 students from around the country attending and competing at the national conference, including students from Purdue, Penn State, and many other prestigious universities and colleges. Earning awards at the national competition were:

  • 2nd place- Emma Grice of McCall Creek, Finance Case Study
  • 4th place- Josh McCreary of Brookhaven and Caitlyn Burnes of Wesson, Digital Media
  • 6th place- Briar Hamilton of Summit, Emerging Business Issues
  • 6th place- Briar Hamilton of Summit, Integrated Marketing
  • 8th place- Caitlyn Burns of Wesson, Hospitality Management
  • 9th place- Kylie Windmiller of Bogue Chitto, Client Services

Additionally, McCreary placed in the Top 15 for impromptu speaking; Grice and Whitney Howell of Brookhaven placed in the Top 15 for state of the chapter; and Hamilton was named a national scholarship recipient and participated in the state president parade, as he will serve as the 2023-24 president for Mississippi.

CUTLINE: Pictured from left, FBLA Collegiate chapter advisor Laney Smith, Co-Lin students Kylie Windmiller, Brooklyn Laird, Whitney Howell, Seth Ammann, Josh McCreary, Maggie O’Quinn, Caitlyn Burns, and Emma Grice. Not pictured: Briar Hamilton and chapter advisor Dr. Richard Baker.