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Four GCPS students qualify for FBLA National Leadership Conference

May 1, 2023

     Four Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students have qualified to represent the school district at the 2023 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference after winning at the FBLA state competition. The national conference will be held June 27 - 30 in Atlanta, Ga.

     FBLA is the largest student business organization in the world with more than 250,000 members and is an important partner in business education and student leadership development. This Career and Technical Student Organization is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor as an integral part of a co-curricular approach to business and leadership education. FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

     “Last year the students worked really hard on their mobile app,” says Dr. Wendy Dryer, Team Advisor and Computer Science teacher at Grayson High School. “When they did not place in the top four, they were heartbroken. I was pleased when they came back this year and said they were competing. They worked even harder this year, never taking for granted the previous lesson learned. At the competition, I held my breath the entire time. When Grayson High School was called for 1st place, I had tears in my eyes. I was really happy for Shafil, Suraj, and Andrew.” She adds, “To get to this level, it takes perseverance, dedication, and passion. These three are passionate about computer science. They did not give up and they worked really hard. FBLA and the competitions help the students grow and I am so proud of these young men.”

2023 FBLA State winners



Student Name

Winner Placement

Competition Category

Grayson High School

Dr. Wendy Dyer

Shafil Alam, Suraj Hussain, Andrew Miller

1st State

Mobile Application Development

Meadowcreek High School

Pintu Thaker

Nahawand S. Sedran

2nd State

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