Two Howard High Students Elected as FBLA Region Officers | Community Spirit
Howard High School juniors Zach Carlson and Marquis Chester have been elected Region Officers for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
"We act as the bridge between the state and local officers, as well as the ‘behind-the-scenes’ workers that get the job done," Marquis said of their role as Region Officers.
Marquis was first introduced to FBLA by his Computer Applications teacher, Tom Kelly.
"He told me that based on my outgoing and charismatic personality, in addition to my professional demeanor, that I had what it took to succeed in the world of business," Marquis said. "After joining, learning what it was about and becoming one of the most involved members, I’ve realized my true potential. I have had the distinguished honor of shaking hands with the superintendent, eating lunch with the Rotary Club, and speaking as the Master of Ceremonies for Bibb County’s Convocation."
Marquis served previously as FBLA Treasurer. He also has been involved with Track, Cross Country, Student Council, BETA Club, Chorus, and the Envoy Project.
Zach was introduced to FBLA, "during an open house when I was a freshman by Delaney Doolittle," he said. "Along with her, by being in my adviser’s class for Computer Applications, Morgan Jarvis insisted that I join FBLA and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Ever since then, fellow members and advisers have brought me to where I am now with encouragement and guidance."
Zach served previously as FBLA Secretary. He also has been involved with BETA Club, Model UN, Golf Team, DECA, Key Club, and the Envoy Project.
"Being a region officer gives me the ability to give insight to members over several high schools in Bibb County. Along with my fellow officers, we can help our region, and mostly our local chapter," he said. "Before anything else, I am a local member."