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Central Earns FBLA Gold

students posing for picture at conference
Congratulations to THE Central High School Tuscaloosa Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for their chapter, member and community service wins at the "2023 Alabama FBLA State Leadership Conference" (SLC) in Mobile, AL on April 19th-21st.
Not "only" did Central HS Tuscaloosa FBLA show up, we "showed" OUT! Our theme for this year was simply... "We wear Central RED, but bring home FBLA GOLD!"
Chapter Awards
- 2022-2023 "Gold Level" National FBLA Champion Chapter Challenge" 
- "Outstanding Level" Award - 2023 Alabama FBLA Blueprint for Success 
- 2023 Alabama FBLA Gold Seal Award
- 2023 "Top Fundraising Alabama FBLA Chapter" for the March of Dimes Nonprofit Organization ($7725 raised)
- 1st Place - District 2 Largest High School Membership (w/ 209 members) 😲 
3rd Largest Alabama High School Membership (w/ 209 members) 😲 
State Officers Elected
In addition to these achievements, Central HS Tuscaloosa FBLA has produced its third (3rd) and fourth (4th) Alabama FBLA State Officer Leadership Team members that were "elected" at the 2023 Alabama SLC this year!
Kendi McHargh, Sophomore, 2023-2024 Alabama FBLA State President (2nd Youngest to be Elected)
Jared White, Freshman, 2023-2024 Alabama FBLA District II Vice President 
PW - FBLAal 
2023 Alabama SLC Competitive Event Winners
Eight (8) Central HS Tuscaloosa FBLA members "won" in their 2023 Alabama SLC Competitive Event! With these wins, the following eight (8) Central HS Tuscaloosa FBLA members qualified to advance to the "2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference" (NLC) to be held this summer, June 26th-July 1st in Atlanta, GA. On a sidenote, this was Central FBLA's "first" 1st Place winner since 2015!
1st Place: Alana Fields, Senior                         
Client Services
2nd Place: Zyren Davis-Giles, Sophomore       
Digital Video Productions
2nd Place: Tyan Hoppins, Junior                       
Supply Chain Management
2nd Place: Tyler Little, Junior                             
Help Desk
2nd Place: Kendi McHargh, Sophomore           
Impromptu Speaking
3rd Place: Taylor Barnes, Junior                       
Spreadsheet Applications
3rd Place: Jaeshon Simmons, Junior               
Computer Applications
4th Place: Aaliyah Moorer, Freshman               
Supply Chain Management
Lastly, if you would like to support Central HS Tuscaloosa FBLA in the form of a “sponsorship donation” to help offset Central HS Tuscaloosa FBLA attendees travel expenses to the 2023 FBLA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Atlanta, GA, on June 26th-July 1st. Please don't hesitate to send me an email or call. Any contribution of any amount would be greatly appreciated and brings these "amazing" students one step closer to the “Bringing Home National FBLA Gold.”