The West Stanly Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) sent twelve students and two advisors to San Antonio Texas for the FBLA National Leadership Conference June 29 through July.
Several teams and individuals from West Stanly competed in events varying from American Enterprise to Business Math. Junior Jesse Swink, who participated in the Digital Video Editing competition said, “For Brandon and I being here to compete against the best in the nation is an incredible honor.” When not competing, the students enjoyed exploring the city.
“San Antonio is such a beautiful city, with so much to see and so much history, I almost don’t want to go back home,” said senior Schyler Martin.
West Stanly FBLA would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who supported them and helped them to get there.
Rep. Larry Kissell joins Landon Morrison for Eagle Scout ceremony
Rep. Larry Kissell joined the family, friends, and fellow scouts of Midland resident and West Stanly High School Senior Landon Morrison recently as he received the rank of Eagle Scout. Morrison, a member of Troop 63, was honored during a ceremony at Carolina Presbyterian Church in Locust.Kissell spoke of Morrison’s leadership in numerous aspects within the community: in the classroom, as a member of the Air Force Junior ROTC and in youth volunteer efforts Morrison participated in that Kissell’s office organized.
“I’m honored to join Landon’s family, friends and Scout leaders in congratulating him on earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout,” said Kissell. “Getting to know Landon, it’s clear to me this is a testament to his character and an honor that will stay with him throughout his life. It’s a privilege to be a part of this ceremony in honor this young man’s achievements.”
Earlier this year, Morrison received a nomination to the Air Force Academy from Kissell’s office, and learned recently the Academy had appointed him to attend.
“Landon’s service will continue as he moves on to the Air Force Academy, but the ideals and values small towns like ours have instilled in him along the way will stay with him forever,” added Kissell.
High school students received an up close and personal look at the realities of the physical and emotional damages of drunk driving last Wednesday morning at West Stanly High School.
Safe Kids Stanly County and SART conducted a mock car crash with the assistance of students from the West Stanly Players, along with local fire departments, EMTs, and police from the county. The event was funded through the Albemarle ABC Board in an effort to open the eyes of underage students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Continue reading