Five LSMSA students qualify for state competition at district FBLA contest


Five students from LSMSA competed in the FBLA District III Leadership Conference held on Friday, Feb. 3, on the campus of Northwestern State University.

All five qualified for state competition to be held March 26-28 at the Lafayette Convention Center and Cajun Dome in Lafayette.

Students competing were Grace Dumdaw, a senior from Mandeville; Maya Bochas, a senior from Morgan City; Marcus Shallow, a junior from Elton; Alena Noakes, a junior from Dry Prong; and Cynthia Russell, a sophomore from Pitkin.

Dumdaw rated superior in job interview and advertising; Bochas rated superior in organizational leadership; Shallow rated superior in business communication and word processing; Noakes rated superior in business communication and was the winner in journalism; and Russell rated superior in introduction to business communication and excellent in introduction to financial math.

FBLA is a non-profit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

Headquartered in Reston, Va., FBLA is organized on local, state and national levels. Business teachers, advisers and advisory councils guide local chapters. State advisers and committee members coordinate chapter activities for the national organization.