Two Evans High School Students Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA Conference

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Two Evans High School students received national recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference held June 29-July 2.

Eliana Lopez competed in Cybersecurity and brought home fourth place and a cash award from the competitive event sponsor. Amberlee Cook competed in Business Communication and brought home ninth place. This was Cook’s second year competing on the national level.

The awards are part of a comprehensive national competitive events program that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

Lopez and Cook will also earn cash awards from the Georgia FBLA board of directors for their Top Ten placements at the national competition.


“I am so proud of our competitors’ efforts this year to prepare for the national competition,” April Nunnallee, FBLA adviser and Business Education teacher at Evans, said. “This marks the fifth consecutive year that our local members have succeeded on the national level,”

The Evans FBLA team is no stranger to success. This is the fifth year members have competed on the national level. In January, 38 team members represented Evans in a variety of business-related events ranging from Business Calculations to Marketing at the Region 4 competition where they earned first place for the second year in a row and 10 first place finishes. They earned first, second and third place in personal finance.