By Deborah Cochran
John F. Kennedy High School
JANUARY 6, 2020 – Middle and high school students participating in the Future Business Leaders of America program at John F. Kennedy High School won several awards at the Regional Competition in Pittsboro on Dec. 14.
Several FBLA advisers accompanied students. They were Marcus Neal, the CTE (Career Technical Education) Career Coordinator; Jeff Hardin, the Middle School Adviser; and Mae Witherspoon and Deborah Cochran, the High School Advisers.
Sam Gray, who is the John F. Kennedy High School President, addressed the audience prior to the award's ceremony and highlighted the importance of taking business and computer courses and talked about how starting a new business will yield major contributions to the economy and to the business owners.
Kennedy won first place in the sock competition for donating over 750 pairs of new socks to help the economically disadvantaged.
High School Awards:
Introduction to Public Speaking – First place, Conjah Legins.
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures - First place, Yurady Petatan-Hernandez. Second place, Caszhmere Chaison. Third place, Zaire Hawthorne. Fourth place, Carly Whitlock.
Middle School Awards:
Middle School Chant – First place, Shy'Vontae Howard and Yuridia Noyola-Olmedo.
Career Explorations: Third place, Maria Gonzales-Ruiz.
Principal Keisha Gabriel, Assistant Principal Kim Ashby, CTE Coordinator Nancy Harris, and CTE Career Coordinator Marcus Neal applaud teachers for investing their time and energy to help our students be successful.