Lexington-Richland School District Five students had a great showing at the South Carolina Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 2 Conference and received numerous awards. School District Five has three high schools with FBLA chapters and all were represented at the competition on January 25 at North Augusta High School.

Students have been preparing in various events for the competition since October. The following students who placed will compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in North Charleston, March 13-14.

Accounting 1:   1st Place: Garrett Priester (IHS), 3rd Place: Julexy Mota (SHHS), 4th Place: Shaniece Jones (SHHS)

Accounting 2:   1st Place: Joanmae Cabalbag (DFHS)

Advertising:      1st Place: Jessie Zhao (DFHS), 2nd Place: Braden Harris (SHHS)

Business Calculations: 4th Place: Santosh Seshadri (DFHS)

Business Communications: 3rd Place: Lillian Miller (SHHS)Cyber Security:   1st Place: Austin Huang (DFHS)

Economics: 1st Place: Lauren Chen (DFHS)

Entrepreneurship Team: 1st Place: Camille Ramirez (IHS), Meaghan Waddell (IHS), Tamar Washington (IHS)

Graphic Design: 4th Place: Kaliyah Spencer (SHHS)

Healthcare Administration:  2nd Place: Vishwa Dixon (SHHS), 4th Place: Ahalya Muraleedharah (DFHS)

Insurance & Risk Management: 1st Place: Alison Kong (DFHS)

Introduction to Financial Math: 1st Place: Lawrence Miao (DFHS), 2nd Place: Sakyo Maeda (DFHS)

Organizational Leadership: 4th Place: Kathryn Bishop (SHHS)

Personal Finance: 1st Place: Tanner Bradley (SHHS), 2nd Place: Anna Siebers (DFHS) and Letish Thomas (IHS), 3rd Place: D’Avion Deas (IHS)

Political Science: 3rd Place: Hailey Frick (SHHS)

South Carolina Future Business Leaders of America’s District two is made up of nine counties including: Aiken, Calhoun, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Saluda counties.

South Carolina Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association comprised of more than 2,000 students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields within the state of South Carolina. The mission of the group is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.


Pictures provided of each FBLA teams from Dutch Fork High School, Irmo High School and Spring Hill High School