West Georgia Technical College Students Achieve Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference

CARROLLTON, GA – Six West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) students earned top honors at the 2024 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate National Leadership Conference, held June 24–27 in Orlando, Florida.

FBLA, formerly Phi Beta Lambda, is the largest business career and technical student organization in the world. The annual conference gives FBLA members from colleges and universities across the country an opportunity to network, attend leadership workshops and compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills.

Ten WGTC students traveled to Orlando to attend the conference and competition where they competed against colleges from over 25 states. Students taking part in the conference were Christian Arreola-Martinez of Carrollton, Kristy Bishop of Douglasville, Kwaku (Anthony) Fordjour of Carrollton, Ondreah Fordjour of Carrollton, Glenn Freeman of Lithia Springs, Taylor Lowery of Winston, Morgan Niles of Douglasville, John Paschal of Carrollton, Christian Putman of Villa Rica, and Cherilyn Rodriguez of Carrollton.

FBLA students“I am immensely proud of the students for their diligent effort and dedication to the competition,” said WGTC Computer Information Systems instructor and FBLA adviser Tammy Frost. “As an FBLA adviser, I take great pride in their achievements and am grateful to the college for its steadfast support of FBLA, providing students with invaluable opportunities for growth and exposure.”

WGTC students winning national FBLA honors included:

  • First place – Glenn Freeman, Taylor Lowery, John Paschal – Technology & Computer Science Case Competition
  • Second place – Christian Putman, Foundations of Computer Science
  • Fourth place – Glenn Freeman, Foundations of Computer Science
  • Fourth place – Christian Putman, Foundations of Technology
  • Fourth place – Morgan Niles, Foundations of Hospitality Management
  • Sixth place – Taylor Lowery, Parliamentary Procedure
  • Ninth place – Ondreah Fordjour, Project Management
  • Tenth place – Ondreah Fordjour, Foundations of Finance


West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 120 associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is one of the largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit www.westgatech.edu.

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