April 16, 2014 - Rigorous preparation, calm and collected poise and sweet victory - that is the story for students at Northside High School who competed in Greensboro at the 60th State Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference in March. Northside partners with NC New Schools through the NC Investing in Rural Innovative Schools initiative.
Students participated in leadership workshops and competed with others from across the state for recognition in various business and technology events, emerging successful. More than 1,700 high school and middle school students were in attendance.
Savannah Bunn placed first in the state in Word Processing. Bunn, who credits preparation to her victory, said the majority of the schools in competition were larger or technological schools.
"I spent hours studying previous objective tests, but I focused on practicing at least a dozen business documents for my production test," Bunn said.
Trenton Clayton and Katlyn Caton also earned a first-place finish in their Desktop Publishing event.